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choran
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Eyepiece Covers for Canon 15x50 IS Binocular new
      #5597111 - 12/30/12 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.
Thanks!


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mercedes_sl1970
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Re: Eyepiece Covers for Canon 15x50 IS Binocular new [Re: choran]
      #5597119 - 12/30/12 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?

Andrew

Edited by mercedes_sl1970 (12/30/12 11:16 PM)


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SMark
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Re: Eyepiece Covers for Canon 15x50 IS Binocular new [Re: mercedes_sl1970]
      #5597331 - 12/31/12 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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Re: Eyepiece Covers for Canon 15x50 IS Binocular new [Re: SMark]
      #5597356 - 12/31/12 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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Re: Eyepiece Covers for Canon 15x50 IS Binocular new [Re: mercedes_sl1970]
      #5598188 - 12/31/12 03:27 PM

Quote:

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!

Andrew


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Re: Eyepiece Covers for Canon 15x50 IS Binocular new [Re: mercedes_sl1970]
      #5609019 - 01/06/13 06:49 PM

Bought a used pair, they are on the way. Should arrive on 1/7.
CH


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Re: Eyepiece Covers for Canon 15x50 IS Binocular new [Re: choran]
      #5613533 - 01/09/13 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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Re: Eyepiece Covers for Canon 15x50 IS Binocular new [Re: choran]
      #5613685 - 01/09/13 12:55 PM

choran...

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



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.

Edited by SMark (01/09/13 12:56 PM)


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junomike
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Re: Eyepiece Covers for Canon 15x50 IS Binocular new [Re: SMark]
      #5613927 - 01/09/13 03:26 PM

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

Mike


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choran
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Re: Eyepiece Covers for Canon 15x50 IS Binocular [Re: junomike]
      #5614527 - 01/09/13 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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hallelujah
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Re: Eyepiece Covers for Canon 15x50 IS Binocular new [Re: choran]
      #5614587 - 01/09/13 10:04 PM

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

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SMark
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Re: Eyepiece Covers for Canon 15x50 IS Binocular new [Re: junomike]
      #5614679 - 01/09/13 11:07 PM

Quote:

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

Mike




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...


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junomike
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Re: Eyepiece Covers for Canon 15x50 IS Binocular new [Re: SMark]
      #5615712 - 01/10/13 03:14 PM

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

Mike


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