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Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras

You Pay: $37.95
Product Highlights
  • Spare or Replacement Eyepiece
  • 1.2x Viewfinder Magnification
  • Benefits Manual Focusing
  • Soft and Durable Rubber
  • Safe for Eyeglass Users
  • Mounts Easily to Camera's Viewfinder
  • Fits Select Nikon Cameras

The Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece is a replacement eyepiece for select Nikon SLR and DSLR cameras. This eyepiece magnifies the image within the viewfinder by approximately 1.2x. This aids in confirming focus particularly when using a non-autofocus lens or if the camera's autofocus feature is turned off. A comfortable surface for the area around your eye while framing a subject through the camera's viewfinder is provided as well. This eyepiece also serves to block unwanted and potentially distracting light from entering the viewfinder. Made from soft and durable rubber, the surface of the Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece prevents scratching and damage to eyeglasses. It mounts easily and securely to the viewfinder and is compatible with select Nikon cameras.

Compatible With:
Df, D810, D800, D800E, D700, D4, D4s, D3-series, D2-series, F6

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DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras
 
4.6

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (73)
  • Lightweight (45)
  • Reliable (41)
  • Durable (37)
  • Improves product function (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (61)
    • Macro photography (55)
    • Portraits (34)
    • Landscape photography (28)
    • Travel (24)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (41), Semi-professional (28), Professional (24)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (68)

    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.

    VS

    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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    4.0

    Great product

    By Mauro

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Portraits

      Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

      Noticeably bigger. Not a huge difference but it is bigger. Sometimes I feel like it's a little too wide.

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      5.0

      Couldn't Be More Satisfied

      By Firefly

      from Mason, Ohio

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

        This eyepiece helps me consistently attain sharp focus in sports, landscape and wildlife photography.

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        5.0

        The little extra zoom in that helps

        By Larry L

        from NE Ohio

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

          I like the added relief since it sticks out a bit from the back so you face is not pressed on the viewing screen. The cup also is nice but it can be pulled off easily.
          You do loose seeing all the corners at once but it's is only a little amount, not a factor for me framing in a subject. It is nice for manual focusing.

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          5.0

          Excellent accessory

          By thereds7

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

            Love using this with the DK-19 eye cup. Gives you a bigger viewfinder display to look at and with the eye cup less interferring light. Definitely on a must-have list of accessories for my D700 and will not be taking it off.

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            5.0

            Best thing ever

            By Talb

            from Pittsburgh

            Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

            I can see bigger, and better

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            5.0

            Excellent Accessory along with DK-19

            By Buster

            from Laredo, TX

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

              Along with the DK-19 Rubber Eyecup, I cannot imagine how I used my D800e without both accessories. Don't forget to adjust the diopter control after attaching the eyepiece.

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              2.0

              Assembly frustration DK17M + DK19

              By Sore thumbs

              from Vancouver Island BC

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Complicated Assy
                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Macro Photography

                Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                The DK-17M magnifying eyepiece when purchased with DK-19 rubber eye cup. The instruction for the DK-17 M indicate that these are compatible and see the instructions for the DK-19 eye cup but the instructions for the DK-19 do not mention the DK-17M at all. It appears obvious how they go together but the metal ring that comes with the DK-19 won't fit over DK-17M eyepiece after the eye cup is put on as it should go. Tried heating the metal ring in hot water to make it expand . I am surprised I didn't break the magnyfing eye piece and after an hour or more managed to get the metal ring on. *(Never to come off) Then the ring piece for the DK-17M is suppose to go between DK-17M eye piece with eye cup on it an the camera and the DK-17M extends through it and attaches to camera . Not going to happen . I would lilke the manufacturer to just send the assembled unit to me complete and ready to install. I have seen pictures on the internet of how it should be but have no idea how they did that because the connector for the DK-17M will not fit through after the eye cup is installed .

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                4.0

                Good on D750 but.......

                By Todd

                from USA

                Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                This works well on the Nikon d750 however 2 things... You must dremel the DK - 22 adapter so that this BK 17m will fit. Also the magnifier cuts out just a slight fraction of the edge of the viewfinder screen on the D 750 unless you move your eye around a bit. Otherwise it works well.

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                5.0

                Great Quality

                By Todd

                from USA

                Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                A great quality product that one can pull out for minimum light penetration or push in to provide a rubber bumper for the eye

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                4.0

                Not For Me

                By boxofoilyrags

                from San Francisco, CA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                    Like other reviewers, I was swayed by the high reviews, and touts of "must have" accessory. I was hoping this would increase the eye point on my D810; but, this really just magnifies the center of the viewfinder.

                    I should add that I am an eyeglass wearer. Without this eyepiece, I can "just" see the corners. With it, I lose all edges and much of the info display.

                    Not for me.

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                    3.0

                    DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Df

                    By snoorani

                    from Vancouver, Canada

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                          This one made no difference for me to view or focus any better than I could without it. Not the say it is useless, but just that it did not work for me. I have both far and near sight issues with my eyes, but can focus fine without any glasses by adjust the built in diopter. B&H was as usual the best place to buy camera accessories from and accept my return without any issues.

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                          5.0

                          Super Nice Inexpensive Uprgrade

                          By FcV

                          from Los Angeles

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Inexpensive
                          • Reliable
                          • Works great

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                          Easy to install. What a difference if your eyes are not perfect. Works great! Inexpensive upgrade to my D800. Can easily restore to original too. A must do!

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                          4.0

                          Excellent quality, but not right for me.

                          By SLODave

                          from San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Not Functional

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                          I had used a Nikon eyepiece magnifiers on my D300 and D2x and really liked them. So, that experience, combined with the excellent reviews, convinced me to order it for my D810.Alas, it didn't work for me. With the rubber eye cup (an essential piece for keeping extraneous light out) I couldn't get my eye close enough to see the entire image, even without glasses. That might work for some photography of still subjects, but not for the type of photography I do. It was difficult to see the exposure information in the viewfinder. Also, the magnification benefit was meager because the D810 viewfinder is already big and bright without it. I now understand why the standard viewfinder magnification is the way it is.

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                          5.0

                          Get it...

                          By TE Henry

                          from Hawaii

                          Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                          ...with the DK19-eye rubber cup. You won't regret it. They compliment each other and improve your camera. I use it with the D800.

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                          5.0

                          Trés bien !

                          By Domtar

                          from Montréal

                          Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                          Sorry, my comments will be in french since Québec order sometime at BH. 1- très bon service aux ventes2- je porte des lunettes et oui, cela limite la vision interieure mais les avantages sont là. Au point que je réutilise maintenant mes verres de contact. 3- excellent pour la photo animalière - petits oiseaux

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                          5.0

                          A Big Help

                          By PLP

                          from Rochester, NY

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                            This little piece really helps me see the image in the viewfinder much better. A huge improvement.

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                            5.0

                            Useful Upgrade

                            By Critter

                            from Maryland

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                                Wanting to return to an "old school" more disciplined approach to photographic creativity, I recently altered my landscape photography by moving to MF prime (Zeiss)lenses. These can be difficult to critically focus with todays AF bias cameras and focusing screens (I am using the Nikon D800e). This eyepiece seemed like an inexpensive way to help in this process. Having used this eyepiece now for several weeks, I am very pleased with the "incremental" improvement in my ability to get the focus point I want. While not as good or as fast as a split prism screen this eyepiece is helpful and worth the minimal $ investment. It was also easy to install.

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                                5.0

                                Extra Magnification

                                By rt photography

                                from Jersey city NJ

                                Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                                Very helpful so I do not breathe closely on the screen. Extra Magnification also is helpful though I do not have eye problem.

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                                5.0

                                Makes focusing a bit easier

                                By Ron in NYC

                                from NYC

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                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                                      There is an excellent review of the DK-17M at Photography Life. My experience is in accord with that review. Briefly, it magnifies by 20%, which is enough to help a bit with manual focusing through the viewfinder but not so much as to loose the view of the edges. I'm using it on a D810. It sticks out farther than the stock eyepiece, which I find beneficial. The diopter is easier to adjust for the DK-17M than for the stock eyepiece.

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                                      5.0

                                      I should have bought one sooner..

                                      By john

                                      from N.J.

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                                        As soon as I learned of this product I bought one.

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