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Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras

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Product Highlights
  • Magnifies Image 1.2x

The Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras increases the viewfinder magnification by approximately 1.2x for added viewing precision.

Note! May partially obscure the viewfinder status display on some cameras.

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NikonDK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras
 
4.6

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (63)
  • Lightweight (40)
  • Reliable (34)
  • Durable (30)
  • Improves product function (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (52)
    • Macro photography (50)
    • Portraits (29)
    • Landscape photography (24)
    • Travel (21)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (31), Semi-professional (25), Professional (22)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (53)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Must have accessory

    I use this eye piece 100% of the time. Another words - installed and left it on my D700 forever.
    Combined with DK-19 is something that should've come standard with any full...Read complete review

    I use this eye piece 100% of the time. Another words - installed and left it on my D700 forever.
    Combined with DK-19 is something that should've come standard with any full frame body.

    Get's me closer to my subject, whether it's something small or big and panoramic. Helps with focusing a bit, and most importantly makes shooting easy on the eye.

    One more important feature is simply length of the "pipe". It makes looking through the viewfinder more natural positioned and not face-slammed against the LCD and buttons.

    Cons. It's feels like it's hard to tighten it on, but it's actually on.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good for Macro shot

    This eyepiece is great for macro shot or shots with manual focusing, however,you have to move you eyes around to check what's in the corners. Give and take

    This eyepiece is great for macro shot or shots with manual focusing, however,you have to move you eyes around to check what's in the corners. Give and take

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    5.0

    Works great

    By Hudson River

    from Rhinebeck

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

    Works great

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    5.0

    Nice addition for cmanual focus on D800

    By Pat

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Thoughtful Design
    • Well Designed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dx Mode
      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Manual focus
      • Studio

      Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

      With glasses, just barely able to see entire FX frame including data display at bottom. I did not expect to see the entire frame without shifting my eye, but I can. The magnification is not great, but is is sufficient to give much more confidence in manual focus with 50 f/1.4 G, which is critical for a current project. To mount this with the eyecup requires careful disassembly and assembly of some small parts, but it's not complicated, and it all works together very well. And having these lock on is an improvement compared to the last Nikon(F3)on which I used the eyecup and lost a couple. Nice job on this one, Nikon. I don't know yet whether I will leave this on all the time or just when I need critical manual focus, but for now it stays on.

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      4.0

      useful attachment

      By jcdovala

      from Thousand Oaks, CA

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        Cons

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            Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

            20% magnification to help dial in manual focus on my D700 and D4s. All viewfinder info is still readable. Easy to install.

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            5.0

            Effective Add-on to D800E

            By 227708az

            from Southeast Arizona

            About Me Professional

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

              My only hesitation in adding the DK-17M was reflected in several reviews by photographers who wear glasses. OK, that's me. Without my specs, I can't read any of the dial settings let alone figure out the menus. For the price, I gave the device a try.Bravo. Well worth the money. I can see the data line at the bottom of the viewfinder frame and the entire image. The slight magnification is just enough to help me detect any softness in focus. I'm involved in occasional wedding photography and frequent event jobs. Any device that helps me work--particularly something that costs less than $--is certainly worth the price.

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              5.0

              Love this Eyepiece

              By Photo Enthusiast

              from Brea, CA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                Like many othe review said, this eyepiece is great for manual focus. The eyepiece came with camera is not in the focu range of my eye, this eyepiece also fixed by eye sight (instead getting Nikon DK-17C +2 eyepiece). It's even better when mated with the Nikon DK-19 rubber eyecup. Now, I don't have to kiss the LCD display any longer. I really like this with my Nikkor Micro 200mm / f4 lens focu manually.

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                5.0

                Eyepiece

                By jrtruthguy

                from Ohio

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                  Was just slightly out of focus with the original on my D800. This corrected perfectly and makes all the difference when quick focusing. I would definitely recommend this if you can't quite achieve perfection with the original. Easy to install.

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                  5.0

                  good on D800

                  By Tarry L

                  from Tucson AZ

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Overpriced

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                  use it on my D800 cause my lens are manual focus, it helps a bit on focus, but kind overpriced.

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                  3.0

                  Not for me...

                  By Petit Professeur

                  from Marseille, FRANCE

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Not Functional

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                    I bought this product to have a bigger viewfinder, but now it's difficult to see the corners and the informations of the viewfinder.
                    I will use it for my manual lenses, but for the AF lenses, I put it off.

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                    5.0

                    Love it

                    By Caifanrock

                    from San Juan, PR

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                      I really do not know why I did not bough this in the past, this is great; I can see everything a lot better, sharper. Easy to use.

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                      5.0

                      Easier to focus Nikon Df

                      By GmanKC

                      from Kansas City, MO

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                        Nikon's Df is a great platform for using older, manual lenses - however, it's a bit difficult focusing with the viewfinder screen they chose to fit. By replacing the original eyepiece with this slightly magnified one, focusing is a easier with the manual lenses. Not perfect, but definitely worth the purchase price to me. I wear eyeglasses; as a result, I can't see the entire frame all at once, but it's been like that for me since using an FTn in 1974. Just move your eye around the frame to check the four corners.

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                        5.0

                        Helpful eyepiece

                        By ChrisM

                        from Florida's Treasure Coast

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                          Instructions were a little confusing at first on how to replace the original eyepiece, but there aren't too many parts, so after some study all became clear. Used in conjunction with the DK-19. The DK-19M and DK-17 really do make it easier to focus and to see what the camera is seeing. I don't wear glasses, but those who do might have to press a little more against the eyepiece to see the whole viewfinder. There's magnification, but it's not overpowering and shouldn't be a distraction. Helps block extraneous light from entering through the eyepiece, also.

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                          5.0

                          Works

                          By Bill

                          from Kansas

                          Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                          I do manual focus often with some Zeiss lenses on a D800. This product does seem to add to the ability to focus on the details, without cutting into the edges of the scene. It does not offer a 'wow' magnification. But it does seem to make a useful difference. Plus, it is well made.

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                          5.0

                          I can see clearly now

                          By CK

                          from New Jersey

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                            Well, older age has crept upon me, and this little magnifying eyepiece sure helps me to see the viewfinder clearly. Swapping it on my D700 was a snap, and I do not experience loss of edges or informational bar at bottom of viewfinder.
                            I am still able to use the diopter adjustment, which I am sure will be needed in the future, hopefully later than sooner

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                            4.0

                            Great piece for manual focus

                            By Daniel

                            from Ontario Canada

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                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use

                                Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                                Great addition for use with Zeiss ZF.2 manual glass on D800e. Brings the view just a bit closer to see focus that much better. The view is still 100% corner to corner, but a bit less depending on how close you look. It is also great to bring the eyepiece about 1/4" out from the body to give your nose some clearance. I give it 4 stars because I think the build could be better. Outside ring cover is plastic and turns even if piece is locked and tight, Nikons rubber rings isn't a great seal for your eye. All together it is a great piece that will help with focus and bringing the viewfinder bigger to your eye.

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                                4.0

                                This should help manual focus

                                By deevee

                                from saratoga , CA

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                                  I lost the original eyepiece on my Df; it turns out to be a blessing; I stumbled upon this one and ordered one as a replacement; even though it's not mounted flush on the camera, it allows for a brighter, larger OVF thus facilitating manual focusing; wish it gives you a bit more magnification but you may lose all data in the VF; highly recommended for the Df , especically if you use manual lenses

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                                  5.0

                                  EXCELENT EYEPIECE

                                  By RAUL

                                  from MEXICO

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                                    EXCELENT LIKE ALL THE NIKON

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                                    4.0

                                    great accessory

                                    By sl

                                    from ny, ny

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                                        the magnification is very slight but it does make a bit of a difference when focusing. other reviewsers stated that the corners are hard to see but I dont find that to be the case.

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                                        4.0

                                        Magnifies but hard to see full frame

                                        By zggd01

                                        from Bend, Oregon

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                        • Doesn't Cover Full Frame

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Macro Photography

                                        Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                                        This eyepiece magnifies the viewer image but you lose the ability to see the entire frame without moving your face and eye. Be careful what you need most!

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                                        4.0

                                        Good piece to improve the viewfinder

                                        By Signo

                                        from Buenos Aires

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                        • More Weight On Your Camer

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Macro Photography
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                                        Nice piece to work, specially for macro and manual focus.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

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                                        5.0

                                        I CAN SEE!,I CAN SEE!

                                        By Gerbs

                                        from Fairfield,TX

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                          Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                                          I love this eyepiece very much,it helps me see very clearly if the photo I'm about to make is sharp or not and I don't have to wear my reading glasses too.

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