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About Eyecushions

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Since 1984, every single genuine Bluestar Eyecushion is carefully crafted and inspected one at a time to ensure a perfect, sanitary, safe and consistent Eyecushion, right here in our Toronto production studio. Our production and inspection staff are taught and updated on an ongoing basis to ensure consistency of our high standards.  In a world where quality is commonly compromised for profit, we are proud to maintain our high standards and deliver to you a high quality Canadian made product.  And interestingly, Bluestar Eyecushions have been tested by Nasa engineers for space use and could be the first Eyecushions sent to Mars.

As the worldwide leader in the Camera Viewfinder Eyecushion market since 1984, Bluestar has become synonymous with Eyecup comfort around the world. 

All Bluestar Eyecushions are currently available in 3 types of facing materials, all carefully chosen for performance, safety and comfort.

1. Genuine Oil-Tanned English Chamois Leather (sheepskin) — 100% natural—our tried, tested and true facing material that remains unchanged since 1984.  Our Chamois provides a high level of softness for your face along with an extremely high perspiration absorption rate—absorbs six times its weight of water.  Available only in natural chamois colour.  Our Chamois is 100% natural-oil-tanned to give you a uniquely luxurious, golden, soft finish. Our Chamois has a reputation for its high quality, and continues to be made using traditional methods to ensure high performance, safety durability. Our Chamois Eyecushions can be used in any climate and beautifully contours to the shape of your eyecup. 

2. Ultrasuede® — Provides a high level of softness for your face along with a superior moisture absorption rate. Our Ultrasuede is a 100% non-woven material made of intertwined, brushed, ultra-fine fibre strands, which creates a uniquely soft and smooth texture, much like natural chamois and suede. We offer a multitude of Ultrasuede colours for you to choose from. Our Ultrasuede Eyecushions can be used in any climate and beautifully contours to the shape of your eyecup. 

3. Fleece — Provides a high level of softness and the highest comfort level while shooting in cold weather while enhancing light blockage.  Available in a multitude of colours.  Our Fleece is naturally moisture wicking and 100% synthetic. We recommend using our Fleece Eyecushions when shooting in cool and cold climates, but some operators have successfully used our Fleece Eyecushions year round.  

Fitting your eyecup with a Bluestar Eyecushion

To Determine which Eyecushion fits your Eyecup, please use the search bar located at the top right corner of our site to find your camera. The search function is quite sensitive towards camera specifics such as FS5, EVF, DCR-SD1000 etc, so if you have trouble finding your camera we recommend using vague searches such as Canon; Sony; Red etc. and sort through the sizes until you find your specific camera model. 

If you manage to find a Bluestar Eyecushion that fits your camera/ viewfinder, we recommend emailing us a pic of your eyecup (with dimensions of some sort if possible) to confirm the fit before placing your order given there are plenty of aftermarket eyecups. 

If you can't find your camera or viewfinder listed on our site, please email us and we will quickly determine the best fit for you. 

Special notes regarding which Eyecushion to use for ARRI and Blackmagic:

ARRI Alexa, ARRI Mini, ARRI Amira, and Blackmagic URSA have nearly the same size rubber eyecup which fits various Bluestar Eyecushions. Typical styles that are used are: 
Oval Extra Small; Oval Small; Oval Large; Round Small; Round Large; Mid Round; ARRI Special.

If you are a new Bluestar Eyecushion user, having so many choices creates a lot of confusion when deciding which Eyecushion to use on ARRI and Blackmagic viewfinders. For the most custom fit, we recommend using our Oval Extra Small #6010 or ARRI Special #3014. While the comfort level of all our Eyecushions is nearly identical and any style can be argued to be the most comfortable, for ARRI and Blackmagic, our unique ARRI Special style #3014 is the easiest to attach and provides the most secure fit. Our Oval Extra Small #6010 is a more conventional style that also attaches easily and provides a secure fit. 

- If you prefer a non-directional round style that is easier to attach, our Round Large #2012 is perfect.

- If you want a directional round style that fits a bit tighter, our Mid Round is perfect #7011. 
- If you want our most comfortable oval style with unique look and the most secure fit, our ARRI Special #3014 is perfect
- If you want an Oval that is easy to put on and feels great, our Oval Small #6011 is perfect. 
- If you want an Oval with a tighter fit, our Oval Extra Small #6010 is perfect. 

If you need more help, please email us and we can help you decide which is best for you.

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