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  1. Guest

    Camcorder works fine, but the eyecup, or ocular, on the viewfinder fell
    off and got lost. My GE model CG818A is apparently the clone of the
    RCA CG818, but nobody makes it any more, not even Thomson Consumer
    Electronics in Indianapolis, which manufactured the viewfinder.

    How can I find a replacement? Try a camera repair shop? The piece is
    simply a small lens embedded in a rubber shield to keep out the ambient
    light.

    Is there a junkyard where old camcorders go to be cannibalized? If I
    found even a comparable part, I could epoxy or tape it to the
    viewfinder barrel and have a serviceable camera. That would do until
    next summer, when the price of DVD camcorders is halved.

    ron
     
  2. JANA

    JANA Guest

    The eyepiece lens has to be the correct dioptre to work properly for its
    distance to the screen. If have a way to know the dioptre of the eyepiece
    lens, you could go to any optician shop or eyeglass manufacture that does
    their own lens grinding, and have one made. This will not be cheap to have
    done. I have done this myself for photo and camera equipment.

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    JANA
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    Camcorder works fine, but the eyecup, or ocular, on the viewfinder fell
    off and got lost. My GE model CG818A is apparently the clone of the
    RCA CG818, but nobody makes it any more, not even Thomson Consumer
    Electronics in Indianapolis, which manufactured the viewfinder.

    How can I find a replacement? Try a camera repair shop? The piece is
    simply a small lens embedded in a rubber shield to keep out the ambient
    light.

    Is there a junkyard where old camcorders go to be cannibalized? If I
    found even a comparable part, I could epoxy or tape it to the
    viewfinder barrel and have a serviceable camera. That would do until
    next summer, when the price of DVD camcorders is halved.

    ron
     
  3. webpa

    webpa Guest

    Keep looking on eBay for the model number. Several have been sold in
    the recent past. Use the "new ones" for parts...or use your for parts.

    Why do you think "...next summer, when the proce of DVD camcorders is
    halved?" Why would you consider a DVD camcorder anyway?
     
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