If You Hate the Eyecup on the Panasonic GH4 or Canon C100, Here's a Solution
While most newer mirrorless and smaller cinema cameras have eyecups for the electronic viewfinder, not all of them are the most functional or comfortable.
After running a successful Kickstarter in March 2014 for the Canon C100 C-Cup, Tomas Schneider and Andrew Miller are back with another version for the Panasonic GH4. As a refresher though, if you missed the campaign, here's what they came up with for the C100 (thanks to Newsshooter for the heads-up on the G-Cup):
If you've ever used an ENG camera or a higher-end cinema camera, you'll know how important a good eyecup can be. It's not just about making the camera functionally better by blocking out more light, it's also about being much more comfortable if you've got your eye on it for long periods of time.
That's exactly what the guys were trying to accomplish with their design, and they've now got versions for both the C100 and the GH4/GH3. Here's more info and another look at the G-Cup, which is going to run you $35:
We've designed the G-Cup as simply as possible so that we can make it as cheaply as possible. The G-Cup doesn't add a diopter or lens, it simply changes the shape of the EVF's cushion. The G-Cup is designed to work with the Panasonic GH3 and GH4. It is NOT COMPATIBLE with the GH2.
And here is another look at the C100 version, which runs for $45, and ships with the chamois for added comfort:
We've designed the C-Cup as simply as possible so that we can make it as cheaply as possible. The C-Cup doesn't add a diopter or lens, it simply changes the shape of the EVF's cushion. However simple, the C-Cup dramatically improves your shooting experience for a reasonable price.
The C-Cup is only compatible with the C100.
You can obviously add a chamois to either eyecup (you can see one on the C100 directly above), as they are pretty cheap, and it's likely you're going to want to replace it after enough usage. Tomas also mentioned that the G-Cup should be adaptable to the a7S, so I'm sure at some point we'll see a version for that camera and possibly other cameras like it. It's not clear if the C-Cup will work with the Mark II version of the C100, but the eyecup on that camera is significantly improved from the original.
To get your very own C-Cup or G-Cup, check out the links below.