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NikonDK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Improves function (6)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use (7)
    • Action shots (4)
    • Macro photography (4)
    • Travel (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    It Works !!

    I live in Maine where the winters can be trying. The DK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece works great. No more fogged eyepiece due to a inadvertant exhale too close to the camera. No problems...Read complete review

    I live in Maine where the winters can be trying. The DK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece works great. No more fogged eyepiece due to a inadvertant exhale too close to the camera. No problems exerienced. I did buy it again as the first was knocked off the camera and lost. Would buy a third if necessary.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not multicoated

    Definitely good antifog properties, however the coating on the glass is not particularly scratch resistant. I do not recommend wiping it with anything! In addition, it's not multicoated like the original glass eyepiece...Read complete review

    Definitely good antifog properties, however the coating on the glass is not particularly scratch resistant. I do not recommend wiping it with anything! In addition, it's not multicoated like the original glass eyepiece that came with my D700. This means that light sources from behind the photographer can sneak in and cause rather distracting reflections. I use it with the rubber eyecup and still find this to be a problem.

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    4.0

    A Useful Accessory

    By Fred Stevens

    from Portales, New Mexico

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Improves Function
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Easily Scratched

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use

    Comments about Nikon DK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece:

    I use this eyepiece on my D700, D800 and D810 for situations of cold where my breath might fog the viewfinder. This amounts to four months a year. It is an option which I remove in springtime. So, keep the standard issue eyepiece for the rest of your shooting. This item is plastic and easy to scratch.

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    5.0

    Works as described

    By Uli

    from Scandinavia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Improves Function

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use

      Comments about Nikon DK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece:

      Works as described - confirmed in a very humid environment.

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      5.0

      Perfect

      By logicalways

      from Canada

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Improves Function

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Action Shots
        • Everyday Use
        • Macro Photography
        • Traveling
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Nikon DK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece:

        Shooting out in the cold this winter has been a bliss after purchasing the Nikon DK-17A anti-fog eyepiece. No more blurry viewfinder!! Worth every penny

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works Great!

        By Les Tension

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

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            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon DK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece:

              Attaches easily / works great. No problems

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              • No

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              5.0

              Get Out of the FOG

              By ProDigital Images

              from Germantown, TN

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Improves Function

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Action Shots
                • Everyday Use
                • Macro Photography
                • Traveling
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Nikon DK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece:

                As a Pro Photographer, I shoot under varying conditions and there is nothing worse than trying to get the perfect shot when you cannot see clearly thru your viewfinder.

                The DK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece works very well and I never remove it from my D2X.

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                • No

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                2.0

                Scratches when you merely look at it

                By Ron

                from Manchester, NH

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy
                  • Scratches

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nikon DK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece:

                    The reviewer above is dead on. This does resist fog (though is not even close to fog proof) and when I am sweating and I put my face close, or accidentally breath a bit on it when removing it from my face, it still fogs easily.

                    Morover, it is NOT coated with any sort of scratch resistant coating. SHooting weddings, I have to wipe it when it fogs using the closest micro-fiber cloth or shirt material. Have no choice, can't lose shots. It is unusable after about 4-5 weddings, scoured and scuffed, way too easily.

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                    • No

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                    2.0

                    Not multicoated

                    By Alec

                    from CT

                    Pros

                    • Won't fog

                    Cons

                    • Not Scratch Resistant

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon DK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece:

                      Definitely good antifog properties, however the coating on the glass is not particularly scratch resistant. I do not recommend wiping it with anything! In addition, it's not multicoated like the original glass eyepiece that came with my D700. This means that light sources from behind the photographer can sneak in and cause rather distracting reflections. I use it with the rubber eyecup and still find this to be a problem.

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                      5.0

                      Awesome

                      By ET

                      from Galesburg, IL

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Improves Function

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Cold Weather
                        • Hot humid weather

                        Comments about Nikon DK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece:

                        So far the eyepiece has worked extremely well in cold weather. It is easy to install and works perfectly.

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                        5.0

                        Goes perfectly with my Nikon D700

                        By Dominique

                        from France, Alps

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Action Shots
                          • Everyday Use
                          • In wet environment
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Outside low temperature
                          • Shooting in concerts
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Nikon DK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece:

                          I've discovered this product (and the DK-19 RUBBER EYECUP) when I used to shoot with a Nikon F5 outside in low temperature.
                          Fed up not breathing while shooting because of fog problems I was looking for a solution, and this product offered me THE solution for this kind of problems.

                          I was so happy with it, that when I got the opportunity to buy a D700 with the same kind of viewfinder, I decided to order an Anti-Fog Eyepiece even before I ordered the D700.

                          Always used with the DK-19, personal choice, just to let people know that it is possible to mount it together.

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                          5.0

                          I would not work without it

                          By Kybi

                          from Switzerland

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday Use

                            Comments about Nikon DK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece:

                            Very good product for my D3. I use it for everyday photography. Be careful when cleaning it. I destroyed the anti-fog surface by using a standard micro-lens-cleaning-cloth. The anti-fog cover just went off. Now I have a second one always with me. It was very hard to find this item in Sweden while on vacation..

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            It Works !!

                            By Luther Y

                            from Maine

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Improves Function

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Action Shots
                            • Everyday Use
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Nikon DK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece:

                            I live in Maine where the winters can be trying. The DK-17A Anti-Fog Eyepiece works great. No more fogged eyepiece due to a inadvertant exhale too close to the camera. No problems exerienced. I did buy it again as the first was knocked off the camera and lost. Would buy a third if necessary.

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