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Jann Lipka

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After market Dot Sight device for Canon ?
« on: August 25, 2018, 05:00:17 am »

Olympus EE-1 Dot Sight device
Feels like a  good idea when You would like to shoot
" from the hip " or above head.
Anything similar that would work with Canon DSLr ?
( lets say with alround lens like 24-70 )
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Re: After market Dot Sight device for Canon ?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2018, 06:28:25 am »

Olympus EE-1 Dot Sight device
Feels like a  good idea when You would like to shoot
" from the hip " or above head.
Anything similar that would work with Canon DSLr ?
( lets say with alround lens like 24-70 )

Hi Jan,

As far as I understand, it works on all cameras with a hotshoe. If the lenshood gets in the way, you'd need to add a spacer to lift the Dot Sight a bit more.

Cheers,
Bart
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Re: After market Dot Sight device for Canon ?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2018, 12:49:28 pm »

You can find all kinds of red dot finders for astronomy use, and you can adapt them using one of these:
https://www.photosolve.com/main/product/xtendasight/index.html

You can get ones with switch selectable dot type, (square,circle, crosshair, single dot, etc.) they all have adjust azimuth and elevation so you can get them centered. Look on astronomy gear sites, like OPTCorp, Astronomics, etc. and get the adapter above.

Alan
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Re: After market Dot Sight device for Canon ?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2018, 12:55:05 pm »

Found this adapter on Amazon as well:

https://www.amazon.com/Higoo-Universal-Camera-Adapter-Optics/dp/B075D3BCF8/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_504_lp_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=DG63Q5G4EHTHDAP1WYTK

Probably others use google. Use terms like red dot finder, hot shoe, rail mount etc.

Alan
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Re: After market Dot Sight device for Canon ?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 01:19:23 pm »

Olympus EE-1 Dot Sight device
Feels like a  good idea when You would like to shoot
" from the hip " or above head.
Anything similar that would work with Canon DSLr ?
( lets say with alround lens like 24-70 )
I like my Olympus Dot Site EE-1 (but for a different use: finding the bird with a 300mm lens!). As Bart says, there is no reason why it would not work on any camera with a standard hot-shoe; there is no communication with the body.

Also, Nikon just launched one, the Dot Sight DF-M1 (is it Nikon's week for following innovations from team MFT?!), but that costs significantly more that the Olympus EE-1, which is an unusual twist.
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Re: After market Dot Sight device for Canon ?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2018, 12:56:41 am »

Thank You - very helpfull answers !
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