New Eyepiece for my X-Pro1

March 09, 2017  •  3 Comments

New Eyepiece for X-Pro1

My X-Pro1 is finally whole again, thanks to a little help from another Japanese camera manufacturer.

From day one my X-Pro1 was missing the rubber eyepiece for the viewfinder, I bought it used from a fellow Platea member who lost it while at a photography workshop in Rumania. It was impossible to get a new eyepiece from Fujifilm Nordic, because they would have to order several hundreds, so I did a quick fix with a piece of rubber profile that I trimmed and glued into - an O-ring of sorts - so it fit snugly in the threaded hole of the viewfinder. It wasn't really the best solution for protecting my glasses and although it did provided a bit of a rubber lip my glasses have ultimately payed the price over the past year and are now in dire need of replacement.

So three weeks ago I finally got around to looking for one online and ended up ordering a replacement eyepiece from an Ebay store in Japan. Before ordering I did a little research and I can verify that the replacement eyepiece for a Nikon FM3A/FM2/FA/FE2 fits perfectly on the Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera body and looks ace.

I installed the new eyepiece with a bit of middle strength Loctite to prevent it from unscrewing and coming off, like the original eyepiece had done.

UPDATE: About two years after installing the Nikon eyepiece I had to replace it again, but found it to be near impossible to remove from the camera body due to the Loctite. I actually had to make two notches in the eye piece with a Dremel tool, in order to remove it. So please refrain from installing it with Loctite. 

 


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Cez(non-registered)
Wish I could edit my comment... I simply needed to unscrew the part that didn't have the rubber piece, very carefully but worked in the end.

Thanks :)
Cez(non-registered)
Hello!
Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I have an X-Pro1 and bought the exact same eyecup piece. Sadly, it won't fit onto the camera.
Did you have to remove the threaded piece on the camera? They seems to be the exact same diameter and won't let me screw into it.
Thank you very much!
Dai Evans(non-registered)
VOIGTLANDER ROUND DIOPTRE LENS - Also works for this
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