Olympus ME-1 Magnifier Eyecup

Olympus ME-1 Magnifier Eyecup

Olympus ME-1 Magnifier Eyecup

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Product Highlights

  • 1.2x Viewfinder Magnification
  • Incorporates Two Lenses
  • Fits Most E-system Cameras
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Olympus AS-ME1 overview

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The ME-1 Magnifier Eyecup from Olympus offers an additional 1.2x viewfinder magnification to bring your subject closer and capture greater detail through your viewfinder. Focusing and framing can be made easier with increased magnification and the rubber build of the eyecup provides comfort for your eye and can be especially useful for photographers who wear eyeglasses. This replacement eyecup incorporates two lenses and will fit all Olympus E-system cameras except the E-1 and E-620.

UPC: 050332157521
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Olympus AS-ME1 specs

Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.57 x 1.18 x 0.47" (40 x 30 x 12mm)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.02 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.75"

Olympus AS-ME1 reviews

ME-1 Magnifier Eyecup is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great with Canon XSi I read that this eyecup can be used with Canon's entry level DSLR camera's, so took a chance and bought the AS-ME1. Turns out is is a nice fit and the small 1.2x magnification really improves the view. With this eyecup, the XSi gains a view that is similar to the 40D. There is a small penalty in terms of the eye relief, which may bother someone who wears glasses. The optics are quite good and I do not notice any degradation of the image quality. I think the improvement is enough to justify the cost.
Date published: 2009-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Awesome I use this on my Canon 5d Mark II. It magnifies the viewfinder a good amount, which helps a bit with manual focusing, though not as much as I had hoped. Nevertheless, it makes the subject appear that much clearer. The only issue that I have is that -- I'm not sure that it cuts off some of the viewfinder -- I have to shift my eyes around a bit to make sure I get the framing the way I want. I don't feel that it's a problem though. Another issue: I wish there was an eyecup included as well. The lack of one has not presented any problems, but it would have been nice.
Date published: 2012-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helps if you thought it used to be small Pro, makes the view larger so that you can see more detail of what you are taking a picture of. Easier to get focus right in low light or when focus is really tricky. Con, magnifies so that the edges are slighting cut off. Meaning the actual pictures captures a wider angle than you now see in the viewfinder. slightly annoying when trying to take a picture and leave a part out (ie cars/fence when taking a landscape picture). Its easy to change so I just keep both in the bag. Origonal was slightly more comfortable, thought might just be more used to it.
Date published: 2011-07-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Limited Visibility Since first purchasing my Evolt 500, my most ongoingcomplaint has been regarding the small viewfinder which isdisappointingly small in proportion to those found on 35mmsystems. Naturally, this is because the CCD is roughly halfthe size of a 35mm negative. Having a large viewfinder seems fundamental to thoughtfulcomposition, and after regularly finding myself basking inthe delicious vista offered by my OM-4, I decided to givethe AS-ME1 eyecup magnifier a try on my digital body. Looking something akin to a porthole on a ship, the eyecupslides easily onto the viewfinder mount. Actually, itslides on and off rather too easily; There is no way tosecure it apart from improvising with a small piece ofelectrical tape, and without, it routinely ends up gettingknocked off the camera. Unlike the stock rubber eyecup, therim around the ME1 is hard rubber, and I find that itsrather uncomfortable to position against the supraorbitalprocess. Most importantly, this accessory affords littleeye relief, and while it does magnify by about 20%, onecannot easily view from one side of the frame to the otherwithout shifting position. In addition, it seems to degradeimage quality the point that manual focusing becomesdifficult in lower light. Ten minutes into my first shootwith the ME1, I found that it was easier to work without it. Fifty dollars has now been wasted on a poorly-engineeredaccessory that will live more-often-than-not, off the camera. Having owned many Olympus systems over the years, I feelthat I can soundly express my dismay in the AS-ME1. It issurely the worst SLR product of late to bear their name. The twenty dollars the company might make off a sale fromthis item is not worth the subsequent loss of respect oftheir customer. If Olympus wants to attract and maintain aloyal fan base of devoted photographers with their digitalplatform, they need to focus their approach on ingenuity,quality, and usefulness, not poorly-made, nearly disposableconsumer gimmickry as is the AS-ME1 Eyecup Magnifier. Forthe time being, I will make do with the stock, E-500viewfinder, and remind myself that the advantage of the 4/3small viewfinder lies in the 2x conversion factor, makingfast super-telephoto available on the relative cheap. Problems Encountered: Overpriced; falls off easily; uncomfortable; offers littleeye relief; degrades image quality. Items I Recommend: electrical tape
Date published: 2007-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easier viewing The ME-1 increases viewer maginifcation from .96 to 1.2 and makes viewfinder information easier to read quickly. The ME-1 also has a larger, and more comfortable, eye/spectacle cushion. Users who often swing the live view screen out from and back to the body will need to slide the ME-1 up the finder rails about 1/8 inch so that the live view screen doesn't catch on the larger rubber cushion. The ME-1 is not prone to move further up the rails during use. I find viewing to be improved with the ME-1 under all conditions
Date published: 2014-07-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 1.2x magnification not very noticeable I bought to use on EOS 5D viewfinder for better manual focusing. It's not too bad, but I feel the benefit to be very small. Eg-s / Ee-s finder screen is a LOT more useful if you were to do just one thing to improve manual focusing. On the positive side, it doesn't significantly worsen the quality of image in the viewfinder, compared to higher mag eyepieces. It's rather easy to come off from the camera, so don't lose it while you're walking with a camera on a strap, or putting the camera in and out of the bag.
Date published: 2011-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't judge hastily about small things In order to use the old MF lenses on the camera and the Olympus E-3 has advised me to replace the focusing screen. But a colleague gave ME AS-1. And, behold! Work with old lenses has stopped providing for me problem. Now I'm really not sure what my camera needs a redesign.
Date published: 2010-10-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very well built, but limited value depending on one eyesight I purchased this eyecup to use on an Olympus E-620. It interferes with the articulated LCD. One cannot open the LCD without first moving the eyecup upward. But it does work just fine on the Olympus E-5. As advertised, it does magnify the viewfinder image somewhat. An individual's eyesight will determine whether this is a good investment or not. It is a bit pricey.
Date published: 2015-06-11
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