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Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On) USA

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  • For D600, D610, D300s, D300, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70s, D70, D60, D50, D40X, D40, D5000, D3000, D3100, D3200, D7000, D7100, N80, N75, N70, N65, N60, N55, N50 & Pronea 6i Cameras

The Nikon DR-6 provides an upright, unreversed image for right-angle viewing, which is very convenient for waist-level or low-angle photography. Individual eyesight adjustment is possible with the built-in diopter, and the reproduction ratio can be set to 1:1 or 1:2.

This version can be used with all Nikon SLR cameras that feature a rectangular viewing eyepiece, e.g.: D600, D610, D300s, D300, D200, D100, D90, D80, D70s, D70, D60, D50, D40X, D40 , D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D3000, D3100, D3200, D7000, D7100, N80, N75, N70, N65, N60, N55, N50 and Pronea 6i cameras.

Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On)
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    NikonDR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On)
     
    4.5

    (based on 83 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (51)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (76)
    • Lightweight (66)
    • Durable (45)
    • Reliable (39)
    • Improves function (13)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (7)
    • Pricey (5)
    • Difficult to use (3)
    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (69)
    • Landscape photography (27)
    • Travel (20)
    • Studio (14)
    • Portraits (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (47), Yes (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (46), Semi-professional (26), Photo enthusiast (3), Professional (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Essential for DSLRS without Tilt Screens

    Nikon currently markets two right angle finders. The Nikon DR-6 slips over the rectangular viewfinder of Nikon Cameras such as the D610 series, the D7000 series,and many other, generally entry level,...Read complete review

    Nikon currently markets two right angle finders. The Nikon DR-6 slips over the rectangular viewfinder of Nikon Cameras such as the D610 series, the D7000 series,and many other, generally entry level, DSLR Nikon cameras. The Nikon DR-5 [which I don't own] and the earlier DR-4 [which I also own] screws into the 22mm, round, high eye-point eyepiece thread of higher-end Nikon cameras [D3, D4, D800/800e, Df]. These devices change your reference angle from 180 degrees, looking straight into the viewfinder, to 90 degrees, looking down at right angles to the long axis of your camera and lens. You can also rotate all of Nikon's right angle finders through 360 degrees, though most people will use a right angle finder from directly above to look down into the camera in order to allow one to more easily obtain low angle shots as well as ground and near ground-level macro shots - no more lying on your belly to get that shot of a bug or flower [unless of course you really want to]. I've even used them to take pictures straight up into a forest canopy. For those who own DSLR cameras with fully articulated LCD monitors such as the Nikon D5000 series, right angle finders are probably not as valuable an accessory.

    I own both a Nikon D800 and D610 so I have experience with both types of Nikon right angle finder. The DR-6 is far easier to use than the DR-4/D5 type. The slip-on DR-6 is very convenient. You take it out of the case; it slips over the grooves on the viewfinder frame; when you're done, it slips off; you put it away; easy-peasy, even in the field.

    This is where it get's tricky with the DR-4/5. To mount a DR-4 or DR-5, you have to 1] close the metal viewfinder shutter; 2] unscrew the DK-17 round eyepiece; 3] stash said eyepiece somewhere where it won't get lost [your gonna need that sucker later]. I put mine in an old, small, plastic, lens filter container and then safely stash it in my camera bag; 4] carefully screw the DR-4/5 into the threaded viewfinder opening and 5] open the viewfinder shutter. The shutter also acts as a kind of lock. You can't remove the DK-17 eyepiece while the viewfinder shutter is open. After you're done taking your shots, do all this in reverse. It is anything but convenient and most certainly NOT easy-peasy. I understand the need for backward compatibility, but I'll bet Nikon is selling a lot of replacement DK-17 eyepieces at 18 bucks a pop.

    I'm giving the DR-6, and by implication, the DR-5, four stars because, unlike their predecessors, they are made of plastic and there's no way to lock the diopter adjustment. One of the nice things about my DR-4, as inconvenient as it is to mount on the camera is that it is mostly made of metal and has a small knob that allows you to lock securely the diopter adjustment. The DR-5/6s do not; they both have a simple adjustment collar sans locking screw. The dipoter setting of the DR-6 can change from one moment to the next, as it is being used, forcing one to reset it frequently.

    One disadvantage of the DR-4, for some, is that it only allows a right angle reference conversion and does not have the 2x magnification capability that the newer DR-6 and DR-5 have. Some folks like this because it allows them to more critically focus. Personally, I have not found this to be an essential feature of my DR-6; but that's me. I like to shoot hand-held macro and it's difficult for me to compose a shot because at 2x I can't see the whole field of view. I hardly ever use my DR-6 in 2x magnification mode. Although I might with a bellows where critical focusing is essential. The 2x magnification can also be useful with a static subject and the camera on a tripod. But for me, having this feature neither makes or breaks the DR-6.

    Overall, the DR-6 is a really nice, very optically bright and clear, right angle finder. Because I love macrophotgraphy, I wouldn't be without a right-angle finder [or several]; and by the way, don't buy one of those cheap "universal" right angle finders, you'll be disappointed. I've seen 'em. The optics just aren't as good. Look, you've bought a $2K to $3k Nikon DSLR and spent lot's more money on lenses. Get the real Nikon right angle finder.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very nice... but

    This thing works VERY well, the two magnifications are great, and with the diopter adjustments you can easily ensure accurate focus. Also plus 10 points for being able to see all exposure info...Read complete review

    This thing works VERY well, the two magnifications are great, and with the diopter adjustments you can easily ensure accurate focus. Also plus 10 points for being able to see all exposure info that you would normally see through the viewfinder. The main thing to remember with this finder is that if you have a flash attached to the camera your forehead will bump into it and you won't be able to see through it very well at all. The description says it's "very convenient for waist-level or low-angle photography", which is very true, IF you are not using a flash! With a flash (I use an SB-800) it's VERY difficult to see through when the finder is flipped to the "up" position.

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    5.0

    Great For Shooting Steep Angles

    By Michael J.

    from Oshkosh, Wisconsin

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Telephoto At Steep Angle

      Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

      This right angle viewfinder is a pain saver when shooting steep angles, especially with large telephotos.It eliminates the need to be an impromptu contortionist. The focus ring is conveniently located. It is also handy for low to the ground macro work. I should have purchased one years ago.

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      5.0

      Excellent addition

      By Ally

      from sault sainte marie michigan

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Macro Photography
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

        Perfect addition to camera gear for taking those hard to get mosses and flowers on the forest floor. Also use it for taking photos of our online jewelry on the table top. Cuts down on a lot of bending........

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        5.0

        Nikon DR-6 Right angle viewfinder

        By Bisanabi

        from Chicago area

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Studio

          Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

          the right angle viewer allows me to use my camera on the copy stand viewing and focusing at eye level I'm able to focus without standing over the view finder. I find usual quality workmanship and engineering in the Nikon product. Have not found any negative qualities.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Essential for DSLRS without Tilt Screens

          By Peter

          from Tucson

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Low angle shots
            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

            Nikon currently markets two right angle finders. The Nikon DR-6 slips over the rectangular viewfinder of Nikon Cameras such as the D610 series, the D7000 series,and many other, generally entry level, DSLR Nikon cameras. The Nikon DR-5 [which I don't own] and the earlier DR-4 [which I also own] screws into the 22mm, round, high eye-point eyepiece thread of higher-end Nikon cameras [D3, D4, D800/800e, Df]. These devices change your reference angle from 180 degrees, looking straight into the viewfinder, to 90 degrees, looking down at right angles to the long axis of your camera and lens. You can also rotate all of Nikon's right angle finders through 360 degrees, though most people will use a right angle finder from directly above to look down into the camera in order to allow one to more easily obtain low angle shots as well as ground and near ground-level macro shots - no more lying on your belly to get that shot of a bug or flower [unless of course you really want to]. I've even used them to take pictures straight up into a forest canopy. For those who own DSLR cameras with fully articulated LCD monitors such as the Nikon D5000 series, right angle finders are probably not as valuable an accessory.

            I own both a Nikon D800 and D610 so I have experience with both types of Nikon right angle finder. The DR-6 is far easier to use than the DR-4/D5 type. The slip-on DR-6 is very convenient. You take it out of the case; it slips over the grooves on the viewfinder frame; when you're done, it slips off; you put it away; easy-peasy, even in the field.

            This is where it get's tricky with the DR-4/5. To mount a DR-4 or DR-5, you have to 1] close the metal viewfinder shutter; 2] unscrew the DK-17 round eyepiece; 3] stash said eyepiece somewhere where it won't get lost [your gonna need that sucker later]. I put mine in an old, small, plastic, lens filter container and then safely stash it in my camera bag; 4] carefully screw the DR-4/5 into the threaded viewfinder opening and 5] open the viewfinder shutter. The shutter also acts as a kind of lock. You can't remove the DK-17 eyepiece while the viewfinder shutter is open. After you're done taking your shots, do all this in reverse. It is anything but convenient and most certainly NOT easy-peasy. I understand the need for backward compatibility, but I'll bet Nikon is selling a lot of replacement DK-17 eyepieces at 18 bucks a pop.

            I'm giving the DR-6, and by implication, the DR-5, four stars because, unlike their predecessors, they are made of plastic and there's no way to lock the diopter adjustment. One of the nice things about my DR-4, as inconvenient as it is to mount on the camera is that it is mostly made of metal and has a small knob that allows you to lock securely the diopter adjustment. The DR-5/6s do not; they both have a simple adjustment collar sans locking screw. The dipoter setting of the DR-6 can change from one moment to the next, as it is being used, forcing one to reset it frequently.

            One disadvantage of the DR-4, for some, is that it only allows a right angle reference conversion and does not have the 2x magnification capability that the newer DR-6 and DR-5 have. Some folks like this because it allows them to more critically focus. Personally, I have not found this to be an essential feature of my DR-6; but that's me. I like to shoot hand-held macro and it's difficult for me to compose a shot because at 2x I can't see the whole field of view. I hardly ever use my DR-6 in 2x magnification mode. Although I might with a bellows where critical focusing is essential. The 2x magnification can also be useful with a static subject and the camera on a tripod. But for me, having this feature neither makes or breaks the DR-6.

            Overall, the DR-6 is a really nice, very optically bright and clear, right angle finder. Because I love macrophotgraphy, I wouldn't be without a right-angle finder [or several]; and by the way, don't buy one of those cheap "universal" right angle finders, you'll be disappointed. I've seen 'em. The optics just aren't as good. Look, you've bought a $2K to $3k Nikon DSLR and spent lot's more money on lenses. Get the real Nikon right angle finder.

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            5.0

            Changed the way I see things

            By Jorge Bernadas

            from Santa Clara, CA

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

            I'm really tall, and sometimes I have a hard time photographing subjects considerably lower than me. This helps me get a better angle to my subjects which gives them a more natural look, and also helps me when shotting landscapes from a really low point of view.

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            5.0

            Handy

            By John

            from Evansville, IN

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

              This is great for macro shooting, no more laying on your belly for those ground shots. Nikon quality construction throughout.

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              4.0

              Overal happy with the product

              By cldavis

              from Tuscaloosa, AL

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Landscape Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

                I use the angle viewfinder when taking photos at a lower angle.

                I like that it make for easier photos at a lower angle, but I wish that it had a tilt towards me at times.

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By Karen

                from Illinois

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

                  The optics on this product are fabulous, allowing you to get crisp focusing. I am using it mostly for macro work but have done a little general photography just to get the feel of it for other applications.

                  One drawback is that it is pricy.

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                  5.0

                  useful tool

                  By ha

                  from illinois

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

                    Not only a must for micro work but I have found an other use, stealthy street photography, i can stand 90 degrees to my subject and give the appearance that my attention is focused elsewhere. yes it is expensive but very well constructed and comes with a nice case.

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                    4.0

                    DR-^ Right angle

                    By bkb

                    from colorado

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

                    easy to use with nice case. Perfect for low level macro shots

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                    5.0

                    Great Help for Down to Earth Shooting

                    By mjbluegreen

                    from Mill Creek, WA

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Add Or Remove
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

                      I bought this to help with macro, especially wide-angle macro where the viewpoint is often so low that the camera is on the ground. This keeps my chin out of the dirt. It also has its own diopter focusing and magnification. Lightweight and easy to carry, easy to add or remove from the viewfinder.

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                      5.0

                      Nice Accessory

                      By Trainbuff

                      from Bradenton, FL

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

                        Works as described. Seems well-built. Fits both of my cameras - the 300s and the 7000.

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                        5.0

                        dr-6

                        By fred

                        from fleming ohio

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Any Time Your On A Tripod

                          Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

                          works great, really saves your back. a must for tripod work.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          A must to have

                          By Denis

                          from Montréal, Canada

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Studio

                            Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

                            Ideal for macro photography

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                            5.0

                            Let the creativity begin!

                            By Jay

                            from San Antonio, TX

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

                            This is the perfect item to take photos of subjects on or low to the ground. I often take pics of my pet lying on the ground. It also gives me the ability to make my subjects look "larger than life", an angle I like to call the "godzilla" shot. With my pet often hiding under the couch, it's real easy to catch that candid photo....

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                            5.0

                            Great angle finder

                            By TheAlchemist

                            from Arlington, MA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography

                              Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

                              I actually own both this and the DR-5. This has all the great features of the DR-5 (clear finder, 1x/2x magnification, well made) plus it attached more easily and securely than using the DR-5 with the DK-22 adapter for cameras that have a square eyepiece. I actually owned this first an then when I upgraded cameras I bough the DR-5 and optically they are exactly the same. The only difference is the attachment.

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                              4.0

                              Pricey but worth it.

                              By ttaleman

                              from West-Central Illinois

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Pricey

                              Best Uses

                              • High angle shooting
                              • Low level work

                              Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

                              For those of us that aren't as flexible as we used to be, this really makes a difference. A few years ago the price alone would have stopped me short. But since some recent surgery, and age becoming more of a factor, it's well worth the cost.

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                              5.0

                              Wish I had purchased sooner

                              By garyb5623

                              from lawrenceville ga

                              About Me Semi-Professional

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

                                I use it for portraits, and shooting low to the ground. Its also great for night astrophotography when shooting at right angles

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                                5.0

                                DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder

                                By Don

                                from St Petersburg Fl

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

                                  Quality as advertized. Great for low angle shots.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Product!

                                  By Gag5

                                  from Monroeville, PA

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • A bit pricey

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Nikon DR-6 Right Angle Viewfinder (Rectangular Slip-On):

                                  Incredibly easy to use. Just slips right on to the viewfinder on my D300. The 1x and 2x diopters are also useful when crouching down low to get a good shot. Works perfectly.

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