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Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras

B&H # NIDK17M MFR # 4793
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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
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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 107 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (74)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (77)
  • Lightweight (49)
  • Reliable (44)
  • Durable (38)
  • Improves product function (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (65)
    • Macro photography (57)
    • Portraits (35)
    • Landscape photography (29)
    • Travel (25)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (41), Semi-professional (32), Professional (24)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (72)

    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

    Reviewed by 107 customers

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    5.0

    game changer for manual focus lenses

    By gastwa

    from rockville, md

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      very easy to install and makes using manual lenses on my Nikon Df and Nikon D800E much easier. Will not go back to standard eyepiece after using this accessory.

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      5.0

      One of the Best item ever bought!

      By Shekar

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Macro Photography

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

        When you are not a Pro photographer and buy an accessory, you will always have an itch in the back of the mind that you really need the item. Not this one!! This eye piece just changes the way the viewfinder looks - You can see more details in the viewfinder and focusing the target is spot on. If you are into macro photography this is a must have! Even if you wear eye glasses, viewing thru this eyepiece is a different experience. Don't hesitate - just buy it. You will not regret it!!

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        3.0

        good to have, not life-changing

        By Slade

        from Albuquerque

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

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

          I use on a D810 and it does help focusing a bit, but it can be harder to see the whole frame at once. Don't believe Nikon that you can't attach an eye-cup, you can, and the eye-cup is more essential.

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          5.0

          Cool idea

          By David

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Sticks out a little

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

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

          I didn't know I needed this until I got it. I found out about this thing by reading a blog review. The reviewer said he didn't think he needed this eyepiece until he tried it, and he discovered it helped him. I thought that it was worth the risk, since it is inexpensive. He was right. The eyepiece magnifies the viewfinder on my D800, which allows me to see better, which allows me to pay more attention to composition. It's not magic, but it helps.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great product

          By Mauro

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          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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            • No

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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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              • No

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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

                Verified Buyer

                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

                    Verified Buyer

                    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

                      Verified Buyer

                      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

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                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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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                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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