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winged eyecups for 10x42 Ultravid

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Old Friday 18th January 2019, 17:50   #1
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winged eyecups for 10x42 Ultravid

Hi all, first a thank you to those who have given very useful advice that helped guide me to buying a pair of used Ultravids.
I bid for a pair on eBay and watched as the price went crazy, then, a couple of days later made an offer for a pair from Wex Photographic, which was accepted and was more than 200 cheaper than the eBay pair. Wex described them as v good condition and I am a very picky old sod, but I would describe them as mint, the only sign of wear is on the cardboard box and even that is minimal. Ordered at 6pm delivered (foc) at 2pm the next day.
I had a bit of fun comparing them to my trusted old Swift Audubon 8.5x44 and was reminded how well the flip down winged eyecups on the Swifts worked.
I have looked for replacement or add on winged cups for the Leica but am not sure if there is a particularly good eyecup/raincover combination that suits the (non HD) Ultravids.
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Old Saturday 19th January 2019, 16:20   #2
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I am not sure if this is what you are after but do a search for Bino Bandit. I purchased mine from eB** and I am very pleased with the results.
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Old Sunday 20th January 2019, 09:10   #3
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Thanks very much for the reply, I have ordered a pair of winged eyecups marketed by Leica which come with a rain guard to replace the original. Looking forward to checking them out.
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Old Saturday 26th January 2019, 17:22   #4
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Eyecups sorted

I have obtained a set of eyecups from South West Optics, very helpful, they tried them for size for me, and delivered very promptly.
Leica make two types, one for Noctivid, one for Geovid.
The Noctivid variety includes a replacement rainguard which is shallower than the standard item and much softer and more pliable.
The wings flip down if not required, but trying them with, one up, one down I was very pleased with the more immersive experience with them up.
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