Eyeglass protection when using Leica RF

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  1. Eric Rose

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    Besides gluing a rubber washer to the metal ring around the eyepiece do you have any other suggestions for protecting eyeglasses from scratches? I've already had to replace on lens.

    Eric
     
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    Contact lenses. :smile:
     
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    Here:

    http://www.leicagoodies.com/

    look at the Scoop.

    Lutz is a really nice guy and has some clever designs. He also has some very nice photos.
     
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    I cut out little rings of thin leather.

    Before cutting, I affix double-sided carpet tape to the back of the leather. (I use some goat skin and it matches the camera leather pretty closely.) Then using a circle template I pen in the concentric circles, then cut them out.

    Before affixing the leather protector, clean the eyepiece with alcohol and a cotton swab.

    Mine have stayed on for over a year so far, and no sliding or scratches.

    If you want a piece of leather, pm me.
     
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    Thanks everyone. The leicagoodies site is amazing! But I think I will go with the leather glued to the metal ring idea. Double sided tape perhaps.
     
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    The best thing I have found is from Aki-Asahi. He makes suede rings that affix with double stick tape. If you buy them he gives you a whole bunch! I tried the Leicagoodies ring but it was too large. Don Goldberg (DAG camera) also has a plastic (I think) cover similar to, but smaller than, the Leicagoodies one, but I haven't tried it.
     
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    Another very cheap and easy option: those rubber key rings sold at hardware stores sometimes fit. But bring the camera and try them on for size.

    DAG's plastic ring works perfectly but is a bit pricy.

    -Laura
     
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    If it is round ...

    ... as are, for instance, my Retina II finders, then an O-ring that fits outside the viewfinder, but is thick enough to prevent contact with your eyeglasses, will do the trick
     
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    DAGs new rubber eyecups are more protective than those ings.
     
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