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Nikon DG-2 Eyepiece (2x) Magnifier Imported

B&H # NIDG2 Mfr # 2355
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You Pay: $59.95

2x Magnification of image area's center is obtained with the DG-2 Magnifier, which flips up to quickly view the entire image area when needed. It has a rubber eyecup and dioptric correction ranging from -5 to +1.

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NikonDG-2 Eyepiece Magnifier
 
3.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Reliable (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (7)
    • Portraits (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (6), Semi-professional (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great accessory!

    I photograph close-ups of plants, insects...My goal this year is to have these pics focused more clearly, so when I saw this eyepiece available I had to try it. It works...Read complete review

    I photograph close-ups of plants, insects...My goal this year is to have these pics focused more clearly, so when I saw this eyepiece available I had to try it. It works great for what I need. In the comparison photos I can't see much of a difference, but it made it easier to make sure the subject was in focus. It was like looking through a magnifying lens. I will definitely use this eyepiece whenever I take close-ups.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Warning To Eyeglass Wearers!

    When the DG-2 is flipped up for direct or 1x viewing, bear metal will contact your glasses. If your eyeglass lenses are plastic, that's it; your glasses are scratched! I sold...Read complete review

    When the DG-2 is flipped up for direct or 1x viewing, bear metal will contact your glasses. If your eyeglass lenses are plastic, that's it; your glasses are scratched! I sold my DG-2 years ago after scratching an eyeglass lens. Nikon should have replaced this product years ago.

    If one does not wear glasses 2x gives some help with critical focus though nothing close to that afforded by the DW-2, 4, 21 or 31.

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    5.0

    DG-2 EYE PIECE

    By norma

    from Jakin Georgia

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Poor Design
    • Sticks Out To Far

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Nikon DG-2 Eyepiece Magnifier:

    This piece will magnify small things up close. Does a good job with that. This does not help for distance.

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    1.0

    Save you time and money

    By Mason

    from NYC

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Functional

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikon DG-2 Eyepiece Magnifier:

        Does not resolve any issues that diminish accurate focusing.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Very helpful for macro!

        By James

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Nikon DG-2 Eyepiece Magnifier:

          Very helpful for macro photography...makes the image much easier to see!

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          3.0

          Works well, but item is not for everyone

          By BobMcLeanLLC

          from Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Probably High Quality

          Cons

          • Awkward To Keep On Camera

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about Nikon DG-2 Eyepiece Magnifier:

          I have been using it to help me manually focus my autofocus lens. Obviously meant for studio fine focus, it will help focus for nature photography, but it isn't useful for anything happening quickly and the view field is only partial frame. Dialing in the focus on the magnifier and on the lens takes time and patience in the field, and it doesn't store well on the camera for tucking into a gadget bag. When everything is dialed in it's great. Possibly more trouble than it is worth for how I am using it. I bought one of these outright, that is my full-disclosure statement.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          OK product, overall.

          By kornowsd

          from Spicewood, TX

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clarity
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Center focus only

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio

          Comments about Nikon DG-2 Eyepiece Magnifier:

          OK... I rated it three stars because I had a preconceived idea about how this would work before I got it. It didn't quite live up to what I had in my head.

          I use this with my Nikon D5100. It required an adapter plate which I wasn't aware of, initially, and had to order after the fact. NOTE: Had I paid attention to my material about the D5100, it was in there. So, that's not the fault of anyone but myself for not paying attention, and not ordering everything to make this work.

          The "problem," at least for me, with this device is that it only, clearly, displays the middle of the viewfinder. It's great for things that are, clearly, in the middle. However, I spend a LOT of time doing macro and landscape photography where the entire viewfinder is critical - especially with hyper-focal focusing and trying to get acceptable sharpness across the whole image. It is VERY hard to do with this unit.

          QUALITY IS SPECTACULAR on this piece. The optics are very clear and they do EXACTLY what they're advertised to do - provide CLEAR, focus in the CENTER of the image. Amazingly clear and, at 2X magnification which, for the D5100 puts it just slightly better than 1.0X (the D5100 has a 0.75X magnification on the viewfinder).

          Overall, optically, and quality-wise, this is a great unit. It just didn't meet my personal expectations. Nothing wrong with it. It does exactly what the manual says it does and does that incredibly well.

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          • No

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Doesn't work for me

          By Mike

          from Golden, CO

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • I can't use with glasses
          • Small field of view

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon DG-2 Eyepiece Magnifier:

            I can see it would be nice, but it doesn't work for me: my glasses get in the way so it's hassle to use.

            I sent it back.

            If I didn't wear glasses, it would be fine - you can flip it up out of the way to frame and then flip it down for 2x magnify for focusing a manual lens. But for me - I use my glasses for viewing through the view finder and they just don't work with the rubber eye cup.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice

            By Acmineiro

            from Charlotte NC

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Nikon DG-2 Eyepiece Magnifier:

              Excellent to check for correct focus

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great accessory!

              By decorative photography

              from Hanson, Mass.

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Eyepiece lifts up
              • Lightweight
              • Rubber cup

              Cons

              • None yet

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Nikon DG-2 Eyepiece Magnifier:

              I photograph close-ups of plants, insects...My goal this year is to have these pics focused more clearly, so when I saw this eyepiece available I had to try it. It works great for what I need. In the comparison photos I can't see much of a difference, but it made it easier to make sure the subject was in focus. It was like looking through a magnifying lens. I will definitely use this eyepiece whenever I take close-ups.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Works Fine

              By Jeff

              from Moscow

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Nikon DG-2 Eyepiece Magnifier:

              this works ok - provides some assistance to critical focus. Can't say it knocks me out, the design is a bit cumbersome, always putting the adaptor on & off

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great accessory

              By fred

              from Lansdale, Pa

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Nikon DG-2 Eyepiece Magnifier:

                I own a pop up shade for my D300 LCD and the magnifier also helps when using both at the same time. I can insure focus and pop it up to see the complete frame.

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                (25 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Warning To Eyeglass Wearers!

                By Dave

                from Southern California

                About Me Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Critical Focus

                Cons

                • Scratches Glasses

                Best Uses

                • Static Close-up Subjects

                Comments about Nikon DG-2 Eyepiece Magnifier:

                When the DG-2 is flipped up for direct or 1x viewing, bear metal will contact your glasses. If your eyeglass lenses are plastic, that's it; your glasses are scratched! I sold my DG-2 years ago after scratching an eyeglass lens. Nikon should have replaced this product years ago.

                If one does not wear glasses 2x gives some help with critical focus though nothing close to that afforded by the DW-2, 4, 21 or 31.

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                (19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Could use design improvement. (one absolutely should be manditory!)

                By Anonymous

                from California

                Comments about Nikon DG-2 Eyepiece Magnifier:

                DG-2 helps greatly for critical focus.

                Expertise: 10 years as b&w enthusiast

                Problems Encountered: Glasses wearers, beware of design flaw...will SCRATCH YOUR GLASSES LENS!when the DG-2 is in the upright position (i.e. the out of the way position) there is no rubber protection to protect your glasses as you look through viewfinder. I already ruined one pair of glasses this way.also, diopter adjustment is easily changes on you as camera hangs around your neck. would like to see this somehow 'lock', once I've carefully determined optimum diopter adjustment.

                Previous Equivalent Item Owned: FM2n, F100, rt angle finder, lens: 24mm, 45P, 105(Voitlander for NIKON) 70-300IFVR, 28-105

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