03-01-2016 08:27 AM
My eyes ar week and I am trying to find a Diopter E +1 that will work on my 5D Mark II. I see them on the internet, but none show my camera as a fit. I see the 5D Mark III, but I don;'t know if it has the same fit as mine. Help.
03-01-2016 08:43 AM - edited 03-01-2016 08:54 AM
The online retailer B&H Photo Video has an extensive selection of Canon diopters. I cannot be certain which ones will fit the 5D Mark II, though, because they are not referenced in that fashion.
They offer one, Canon +1 Diopter E, which is supposed to fit "most EOS Cameras." Check with your owner's manual, or with Canon, to be certain. Even if you do order it from B&H, and it doesn't fit, they get excellent reviews for their return policy.
Personally, I'm in the same boat. The adjustment range, -3 to +1, on my 6D doesn't do it for me. I think I need something on the order of -4, or even -5, perhaps.
03-01-2016 08:45 AM
You need to purchase the E diopter and the Eb rubber frame.
03-01-2016 09:06 PM
I called Canon and they said they had nothing that would work for the 5D Mark II. They suggested searching the internet for after market ones.
03-01-2016 09:10 PM
Check out the online retailer that I suggested, BHPhotoVideo. They seem to have both the diopter that I listed, and the rubber frame that John listed in stock.
03-07-2016 08:32 AM
I had called Canon, they had no available options, but directed me to search the internet. I went to B&H and ordered a +1 diopter lens (CADP1E) which snaps on my Canon 5D Mark II perfectly and works great.
B&H told me my stock rubber frame would accept this part, it does not. The stock rubber frame can be removed from the plastic piece. The new part is smaller than the original rubber frame and cannot connect into the original plastic part that can come off the camera.
Everyone keeps mentioning this EB Rubber frame, so I ordered it today. We wil see if this resolves all. total cost including shipping for both parts adds up to $25.00.
I am using it without the rubber hood right now but it makes a dramatic difference.