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#1 choran

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

Anybody know how to get a replacement pair of eyepiece covers for this bino? Just bought a used set and need to replace lost ones. Canon website does not list parts and doesn't show them as an accessory. Any help appreciated.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:16 PM

Hi. The Canon 15x50s don't come with caps. Suggest buying some (58mm?) lens caps from a camera shop or eBay - only a few dollars each.

How do you like the Canons?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:49 AM

The 15x50 doesn't come with objective covers, but there are a pair of eyepiece covers that are easy to lose and not available separately.

For a little info, check out this thread... web page link...

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:49 AM

Hmmm. Mine had a pair of 58mm sacrificial lens on them when I got them. Sure there is not one on there already?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

Hi. The Canon 15x50s don't come with caps. Suggest buying some (58mm?) lens caps from a camera shop or eBay - only a few dollars each.

How do you like the Canons?

Andrew


Sorry, should have read the initial post properly. The eyepiece covers are small and easily lost that come with the Canons. Suggest as an option an objective cover from somewhere like BHPhotovideo .

Good luck. And a happy new year!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

Bought a used pair, they are on the way. Should arrive on 1/7.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

Mine arrived yesterday and I am very pleased. I bought these used and they are in great shape. Had a bit of a scare when the light went out about 20 minutes in to my test drive, but they just needed fresh batteries, apparently.
The image stabilization is really remarkable. The only knock I'd have on these is that the eyecups are not great. They are fairly uncomfortable for me, and cut out a portion of the field of view unless really jammed into one's eye sockets. Rolling them down obviates this problem, of course, but I like to use the eyecups as sort of a brace when I observe, and as a self-regulating distance guage. Would be great if there was a replacement pair of cups one could retrofit to these. Then I would have to say they are all but perfect. All in all, a very impressive binocular.

I ordered some objective covers on an auction site, and they click in perfectly. I have also ordered some ocular covers from Canon, yet to arrive.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:55 PM

choran...

This is what I do to make the eyecups more comfortable...

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I buy these batwing eyecups on eBay and attach them after I roll down the 15x50 eyecup. It's not a perfect solution but I think it works very well.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

Do you have a link for those bat wings? Or maybe a set to spare! :grin:

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

Yes, I ditto that question! And what size do you buy? If I wasn't too timid, I would just peel off the eyecups and try to buy a replacement pair somewhere.
Thanks.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_eyec1.htm

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

Do you have a link for those bat wings? Or maybe a set to spare! :grin:

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I have bought quite a few... but then I do put them on all my Super-Wides as well.

They come in Standard and Compact sizes. I use the Standard size for the 15x50 IS. Here are a few links...

This is the one that I get mine from...

Or if you just need to get one set...

Or if you just want to spend more money... :grin:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:14 PM

Thanks for the links, I'll have to try them!

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