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I went to some effort to get the M41 because the new models have no viewfinder, and I need one. I would describe the viewfinder on the M41 as vestigial, but at least there is one. It would be a lot better if it had an eypeiece extender/eyecup to help block the light and keep my eye in position, as it's almost impossible to get my eye up to the existing eyepiece, then my eyeglasses clank against it.

Does anyone have any ideas about an eyecup or extender that would work on this camera? Or how to invent one? I thought of gluing a couple of rubber O-rings on the eyepiece, but something a bit more flexible and with a little bit of flange would be better.
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I would just contact B&H, tell them you have the HF M41 and see what they suggest.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/Hel...helpcenter.jsp
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it's almost impossible to get my eye up to the existing eyepiece, then my eyeglasses clank against it.

Take your glasses off and adjust the viewfinder with the diopter adjustment lever.
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Thanks, XFWS and ungerman. I had asked the B&H Chat service for advice, but I'll try the link too. Taking off my glasses doesn't help very much because 1) I have to keep track of them, and there's usually too much going on already, 2) the eyepiece is still hard to reach, and 3) I need more correction than the diopter.

I have a set of binoculars that has neat extendable eyecups, so I searched the binocular and telescope discussions. There are many options, but they are all round. That led me to an extender on eBay that has adapters for a large number of SLR cameras. It is really inexpensive, so I might try it. I'd probably have to glue it on, but that's o.k. I also ran across recommendations to glue on O-rings.
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I had asked the B&H Chat service for advice, but I'll try the link too.

If you email them, it gives them time to look it up and get back to you.
There are, of course other places; B&H seems to have everything for cameras.

If you don't mind, where did you get your HF M41?
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Thank you, xfws, I'll email them. I got the camera on eBay. It was given as a gift to the seller, who didn't want it. It was sent to me with all of the original materials, and the purchaser had gotten it on Amazon. The seller sent me the serial number before I bid on it, and I checked with Canon to make sure they would register it. I missed out on the sales, so I paid closer to the original price for it, but it came with accessories, a couple of which I can use.
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