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Nikon DK-6 Rubber Eyecup for N8008, N90, N90s & F100 Cameras

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NikonDK-6 Rubber Eyecup for N8008, N90, N90s & F100 Cameras
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (8)
    • Macro photography (4)
    • Portraits (3)
    • Studio (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-professional (5), Enthusiast (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A wise and worthy investment

    Until one has the experience of using a rubber eyecup, it is difficult to understand why some of us find it difficult not to use one.

    Whether it is the...Read complete review

    Until one has the experience of using a rubber eyecup, it is difficult to understand why some of us find it difficult not to use one.

    Whether it is the DK-6 or any other model or brand, the value and advantage of using such an accessory exceeds pure comfort, although comfort was my first consideration in the first eyecup I purchased. Without the eyecup, one’s brow presses against the hard material that surrounds and supports the viewfinder eyepiece. This can be one of the stanchions for steadying the camera, but there are at least three drawbacks to this: discomfort, outside light reaching the eye, and outside light leaking through the viewfinder.

    With a rubber eyecup, the entire eye socket can fit within a soft, cushiony pad that blocks external light. With no outside light streaming into view, the eye finds focusing easier and the image in the viewfinder full and clear. The eye no longer strains as it squints to block external light.

    Eyeglass wearers may find the rubber cushion protects as well as supports the glass, thus allowing them to press closer to the viewfinder to see as much of the frame as possible inside the viewfinder.

    The only drawback I have encountered with this accessory is its profile. The eyecup is prominent (stands out) and can get in the path of a strong brush to the body. Under some circumstances, it is susceptible to falling (peeling) off or being knocked off. However, because it is flexible rubber, when I return the camera to its case, I simply fold over the cup (like a puppy’s ears). It “rolls” over with little profile.

    Though not necessarily a drawback, the base of the eyecup generally overlaps the camera back on film cameras just a bit. To allow the back to open, the bottom edge of the eyecup is “cut” and “squared off” like a flat ball sitting on hot cement. On my Nikon F100 (and my FM3A) the viewfinder eyepiece fits inside the eyecup opening and screws into the socket, sandwiching the eyecup in between. When one screws the eyepiece into the viewfinder, it is necessary to make sure the flat side of the eyecup base clears the upper edge of the hinged back. This takes a little adjusting, but is easy to do.

    This is a wise and worthy investment. After a short use, I doubt you will be very comfortable with a camera that does not have a rubber eyecup.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Its ok

    The product works great it really helps keep light out and it makes it alot more comfortable when your out shooting all day. The only reason I am giving it only 3 stars is...Read complete review

    The product works great it really helps keep light out and it makes it alot more comfortable when your out shooting all day. The only reason I am giving it only 3 stars is because it gets in the way and has to be taken off when you change film.

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    5.0

    a worthwihile acsessory

    By Spot

    from Franklin, MA

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Nikon DK-6 Rubber Eyecup for N8008, N90, N90s & F100 Cameras:

      If you wear glasses this will help to keep your lens scrath free.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Nikon Rubber Eye Cup For N90

      By jjdcamper

      from Murrells Inlet, S.C.

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Nikon DK-6 Rubber Eyecup for N8008, N90, N90s & F100 Cameras:

        For a person that wears glasses, or doesn't, this is an ideal addition to your camera gear. It allows you see the entire view finder, as well as the subject without letting any extraneous light from entering the view finder. I wish I could get one for my Nikon D5100. It fits snugly on the mount and when not in use, folds flat against the camera body. When mounting the eye cup to the camera, be sure the hard part of the mounting ring is at the top so the film compartment can be opened without removing the eye cup.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Actually-

        By Chris

        from La Verne, Ca.

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about Nikon DK-6 Rubber Eyecup for N8008, N90, N90s & F100 Cameras:

          Someone said something about the eye cup having to be removed every time you load film into your camera. That's simply not true. If you take a second to look at your eyecup piece you'll see and feel that 85% of the round edge is hard while 25% of it soft. You place the soft part of the circle down.. and when you open or close the film door it flexes so you can put film in or out of it.. Hope this helps, someone.
          -Chris

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          5.0

          Must have "tool"

          By Ant

          from Newark, NY

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Nikon DK-6 Rubber Eyecup for N8008, N90, N90s & F100 Cameras:

          Weary about the fit, I jumped in. This is mounted onto my F100. It was simple to fit and opening the film door requires no thought. Closing the film door, one only has to lift the bottom edge of the cup a bit. No harm. No foul.

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          • No

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not so good

          By Acmineiro

          from Charlotte NC

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Nikon DK-6 Rubber Eyecup for N8008, N90, N90s & F100 Cameras:

          Dosen't stay in place securely enough using the eye piece adapter this on a D300 camera.if you want a round eyecup you have to have this.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Can't live or shoot without one

          By slobyker

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Nikon DK-6 Rubber Eyecup for N8008, N90, N90s & F100 Cameras:

            Solid construction with excellent materials. Once I figured out how to unscrew my eyepiece, installation was quick and effortless.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good for glasses; does not block back

            By Tim

            from Rhode Island

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Incompatible with DK-8
            • Sometimes tricky to align

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Nikon DK-6 Rubber Eyecup for N8008, N90, N90s & F100 Cameras:

            Especially helpful in blocking extraneous light for those who wear glasses. Bottom of eyecup (if it is aligned properly) folds up and out of the way of the camera back for film loading and unloading. Can't use eyepiece cap DK-8 without removing eyecup.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Really appreciate these replacement part

            By Julien Behind the Camera

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Nikon DK-6 Rubber Eyecup for N8008, N90, N90s & F100 Cameras:

              I am so glad B&H carries this - I bought a Nikon N90 to delve into film a bit, and the previous owner had lost this cap. It completes the camera and is great on the eye.

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              • No

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              5.0

              DK-6 rubber Eyecup

              By shutterbug

              from San Francisco, CA

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Protects viewfinder
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Bright outside light
              • Eyeglasses

              Comments about Nikon DK-6 Rubber Eyecup for N8008, N90, N90s & F100 Cameras:

              Bought two. One for my N90s and one for my F100.
              I wear eyeglasses and this addition helps me a lot with the viewfinder and controlling light from entering in.
              Some people complain that it is difficult to put the DK-6 on and some have even glued it to the eyepiece.!!! It may seem obvious but you need to unscrew the metal glass filter on the viewfinder and then place the glass filter inside the rubber cup and screw it back on. That's it.
              I wanted these in case they got discontinued. Hope replacements are kept available in the future for these cameras.

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              3.0

              Its ok

              By Marc

              from Orlando, Florida

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Value
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon DK-6 Rubber Eyecup for N8008, N90, N90s & F100 Cameras:

                  The product works great it really helps keep light out and it makes it alot more comfortable when your out shooting all day. The only reason I am giving it only 3 stars is because it gets in the way and has to be taken off when you change film.

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                  4.0

                  nice eye fit for EOS 5D

                  By Alexandru Petrescu

                  from Paris, France

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Improves Function
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon DK-6 Rubber Eyecup for N8008, N90, N90s & F100 Cameras:

                      I attach this to the EYEPIECE ADAPT f/N2-4-5-6000 SER/FM10 and get a nice eye fit for Canon EOS 5D, eliminating all stray light between eye and prism. I had to stick them together with glue. I could even fix it on the canon epbx15 (is it called so) eyepiece magnifier such as to move my nose away from the lcd screen (but I had to remove the lenses inside that magnifier). The cons is that the glue held for 1 year, I had to buy a new mix now.

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                      5.0

                      A wise and worthy investment

                      By Robert Mc

                      from Carmichael, CA

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Improves Function
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Action Shots
                        • Everyday Use
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Studio

                        Comments about Nikon DK-6 Rubber Eyecup for N8008, N90, N90s & F100 Cameras:

                        Until one has the experience of using a rubber eyecup, it is difficult to understand why some of us find it difficult not to use one.

                        Whether it is the DK-6 or any other model or brand, the value and advantage of using such an accessory exceeds pure comfort, although comfort was my first consideration in the first eyecup I purchased. Without the eyecup, one’s brow presses against the hard material that surrounds and supports the viewfinder eyepiece. This can be one of the stanchions for steadying the camera, but there are at least three drawbacks to this: discomfort, outside light reaching the eye, and outside light leaking through the viewfinder.

                        With a rubber eyecup, the entire eye socket can fit within a soft, cushiony pad that blocks external light. With no outside light streaming into view, the eye finds focusing easier and the image in the viewfinder full and clear. The eye no longer strains as it squints to block external light.

                        Eyeglass wearers may find the rubber cushion protects as well as supports the glass, thus allowing them to press closer to the viewfinder to see as much of the frame as possible inside the viewfinder.

                        The only drawback I have encountered with this accessory is its profile. The eyecup is prominent (stands out) and can get in the path of a strong brush to the body. Under some circumstances, it is susceptible to falling (peeling) off or being knocked off. However, because it is flexible rubber, when I return the camera to its case, I simply fold over the cup (like a puppy’s ears). It “rolls” over with little profile.

                        Though not necessarily a drawback, the base of the eyecup generally overlaps the camera back on film cameras just a bit. To allow the back to open, the bottom edge of the eyecup is “cut” and “squared off” like a flat ball sitting on hot cement. On my Nikon F100 (and my FM3A) the viewfinder eyepiece fits inside the eyecup opening and screws into the socket, sandwiching the eyecup in between. When one screws the eyepiece into the viewfinder, it is necessary to make sure the flat side of the eyecup base clears the upper edge of the hinged back. This takes a little adjusting, but is easy to do.

                        This is a wise and worthy investment. After a short use, I doubt you will be very comfortable with a camera that does not have a rubber eyecup.

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