Fixing the excessive sensitivity of the A7R2's eye sensor

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by addieleman, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    Like many others I hate the overly sensitive eye sensor that the A7R2 uses for automatic switching between viewfinder and display: when I flip out the LCD for taking pics at belly height, the camera switches to the viewfinder all too quickly. I tried to fix that with a felt-tipped black marker but I didn't get it to really work.

    On a heads-up at dpreview I ordered a LightDims package. I cut out a piece of the semi-translucent black variety and cut it back to have it cover the eye sensor for about 3/8 of the sensor's length, positioned at the left, and now the sensor does a proper job: switching to the viewfinder even with my glasses on and switching to the LCD when holding the camera before my breast or belly. I ordered the package with several varieties for $20, just below the customs duties limit; I figured it would give me several options and also would take care of some annoyingly bright LEDs in my household.

    It took some time before I got the package because the first one got lost apparently. Upon my inquiry they promptly sent me a second package which arrived in a week. I promised them to post a review which I now did :).
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  2. Sympa

    Sympa TalkEmount Rookie

    Sep 19, 2015
    I'm using a bit of tape that I have blackened with a marker. Works very well on the A6000.
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  3. Catmurphy

    Catmurphy TalkEmount Rookie

    Oct 23, 2017
    Denver, Colorado
    Cathy Murphy
    Have that problem when I wish to use my Hoodman LCD viewer.
  4. I just switch mine to eye or screen if I can get away with it...yes an irritating thing.