Illustrations of the CRT Shutter Test

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The Olympus ME-1 eyepiece magnifier does not fit on the Canon 400D (Rebel XTi) without some modification:

The bottom of the attachment hits the IR windows above the LCD.
Some modification will be required to make it fit.

The first step is to peel the rubber cover off to reveal three screws.

Then you take the pieces apart and cut the bottom off of the part that's
closest to the camera body. It turns out not to be enough, but it's a start.

You also have to bevel the bottom edge for clearance....

....and then bevel the corners of the other part too.

NOW IT GOES ON! But it blocks the little IR windows so they don't know
when your face is at the eyepiece - the LCD stays on all the time.

Usable, but not at all an ideal solution.

Cutting the whole thing off solves that problem! But you have to cut off
the rubber part too, or the IR sensors see that, think it's you,
and the LCD stays OFF all the time.

So here's how it looks when it's done.

I just got this done this evening, so I haven't had a chance yet to try it out and
see whether the accessory is worth the work. It's a 2-element, 1.2 power magnifier,
so it raises the finder's rated 0.8x magnification up to about 1.0. (Canon cheats a
bit here though: that 0.8x is with a 50mm lens. Since the normal lens for this camera
is only 30mm, the original spec really should read 0.5x, and the accessory magnifier
raises that to 0.6. Sounds a lot less impressive that way, doesn't it?)

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