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I have just ordered a new eyecup for my Canon T90 from Canon UK Ltd. via my local camera shop (The Camera House - Loughborough - UK)

Canon assure the retailer that they have stock and I look forward to my new eye-cup arriving at the end of this week.

Has anyone else had any similar success with supposedly rare and out of stock parts actually being available upon request to the manufacturer?

-- Joe Margetts (joe.margetts@lansystems.co.uk), April 15, 2002

Answers

So, is it a genuine T90 eyecup, or is it an EOS one that also happens to fit the T90 (if so, do you know which eyecup it is)? I'm surprised it it's the former, as I didn't think Canon UK supported the FD range any more, but if so I'll be getting in contact with them myself!

-- Jeremy (bmjb@hotmail.com), April 27, 2002.

Jeremy, you're right, I have checked with Canon myself and it is the EOS1 eyecup.

Maybe Canon UK aren't as good as I thought they were but it was nice of them to suggest the EOS cup as a substitute.

-- Joe Margetts (joe.margetts@lansystems.co.uk), May 02, 2002.


But does it fit nicely - I had heard of people using EOS eyecups, but thought that they had to be adapted to fit the eyepiece blind lever and never quite sat "true"?

-- Jeremy (bmjb@hotmail.com), May 04, 2002.

It seems to fit pretty well.

It is wider than the original T90 eyecup. It does not foul the eypiece shutter lever but does cover it almost completely making it more difficult to operate than normal. The EOS 1 does have a very similar eypiece shutter lever don't forget.

If anything, it looks better than the original.

Problem, only slight, is that the new eyecup has to be lifted a couple of milimetres to open the back and change film.

Generally though, far better than I expected and better than NO eyecup by a mile.

I meant to get you the part number but my wife threw away the packaging!! I will find out next time I go into 'The Camera House'

-- Joe Margetts (joe.margetts@lansystems.co.uk), May 07, 2002.


OK, thanks for the info, sounds like it might be worth a go (but they aren't exactly cheap, are they).

-- Jeremy (bmjb@hotmail.com), May 11, 2002.


11.99 UK.

-- Joe Margetts (joe.margetts@joeT90.com), May 13, 2002.

Re Eyecup for T90. Joe, I too am looking for an eyecup for my T90 and would appreciate the part number. Is it EC-II?

Thanks Dennis Dowie

-- Dennis Dowie (d.dowie@xtra.co.nz), May 16, 2002.


Yes, I'm pretty sure it is.

The others don't allow for the eypiece shutter lever.

-- Joe Margetts (joe.margetts@joeT90.co.uk), May 16, 2002.


Thank you, Joe. Regards Dennis Dowie

-- Dennis Dowie (d.dowie@xtra.co.nz), May 17, 2002.

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