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NikonDK-19 Rubber Eyecup
 
4.5

(based on 195 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (133)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (134)
  • Lightweight (107)
  • Durable (102)
  • Reliable (74)
  • Improves function (23)

Cons

  • Not durable (7)
  • Poor design (7)
  • Not functional (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (111)
  • Landscape photography (67)
  • Travel (64)
  • Macro photography (58)
  • Portraits (55)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (111)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (67), Semi-professional (57), Professional (42), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Comfortable, conveneint, effective

This is a pretty simple product but i makes a lot of difference when composing shots. I am used to having an eyecup on my film SLR and wanted one on my D700. I...Read complete review

This is a pretty simple product but i makes a lot of difference when composing shots. I am used to having an eyecup on my film SLR and wanted one on my D700. I love this thing. It is very comfortable and shields your eyes from extraneous light It does stick out from the camera body about 3cm; however, on the D700 at least, you can fold the ends of the cup back over themselves towards the camera body, rendering it almost flush with the LCD screen when not in use. This protects the cup from getting damaged or snagging on something when not in use.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not What I Hoped

As an eyeglass wearer, I hoped this would improve viewfinder use. In fact, this item added a slight additional spacing between my eye and the camera (D3), making corner-to-corner composition almost impossible...Read complete review

As an eyeglass wearer, I hoped this would improve viewfinder use. In fact, this item added a slight additional spacing between my eye and the camera (D3), making corner-to-corner composition almost impossible (requiring extra firm pressure of my eyeglasses against the eyecup). I find the standard rubber eyepiece ring already effectively blocks side light, making this accessory unnecessary. On the plus side, it is of Nikon's typical high quality and it is easy to install (be careful of the viewfinder glass lens; installation actually provided an opportunity to clean the lens' inside surface - something I would not normally think of).

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5.0

Better than original

By Chuck

from Los Angeles, CA.

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

    Works better for blocking out side light than the standard eyepiece.

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    • No

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    5.0

    A got to have piece of camera gear

    By CDPHOTOGRAPHY

    from Troy, AL

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

      I bought this for my D800 and I love it. Offers additional support and stability when looking throug the viewfinder.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Not cheap but just perfect

      By Blackscorpy

      from Montreal, Quebec

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

        As for all Nikon products there is a price that comes with it. But we all knew that when we chosed Nikon right? You can find similar items on ebay starting 1$ but don't try. I did it once (for a Nikon d300) and the rubber was just hiding a part of the viewfinder.
        This one just fits perfectly on a Nikon d800.
        I use the left eye so my nose is touching the joystick button making the single focus point to move. Using the DK-19 I get some extra room for my nose so the focus point stays still :-) .. and of course it keeps the light to bother.

        It's not cheap but it does the job perfectly.

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        3.0

        Very easy to lost

        By Mariusz Zalewski

        from Poland

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Easy to lost

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

        Eyecup is practical, easy to use, but also very easy to lost. Although it is correctly installed, just a small force to rubber came out of the eyepiece (Nikon D700). After a week I had to buy two more because I lost first during the street-photo adventure.

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        4.0

        Works Fine-Easier To View

        By Bob

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

          A good product for the price. The only reason I did not give it a 5 Star rating is because it is a little awkward to put together, but it works fine. That would not stop me from buying this product again.

          I use these or similar on all of my cameras.

          This is used on a D4s and I don't feel like I have to cram my face into the viewfinder.

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          5.0

          Quality Product

          By The gaffer

          from Northern Virginia

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

              Some assembly required as the rubber portion goes over existing D4 metal/glass DK-17 eye piece. The rubber eye cup portion fits nice and tight over the eye piece and also comes with a metal ring. The ring fit is good and tight as it's designed to keep rubber portion secure on the eye piece.

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              4.0

              Room for improvement.

              By Ultimet7

              from Oklahoma City, OK

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Shooting on a tripod

                Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

                I was able to install this fairly fast and without any problems on my d800. I loved how it gave a little extra space between my face and the camera. It blocks the light coming into the viewfinder like it says it does when it isn't collapsed. The problem is that you have to be careful to not put too much pressure on it otherwise it will collapse. When I shoot from a tripod it works great. I recently shot a wedding and I had to constantly pull the eyecup back to its normal position. It was more of an inconvenience. If it wasn't for the low price I would have given it three stars. I will probably try my luck with a different product.

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                4.0

                Eyecup

                By jlerviti

                from Warwick, MA

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

                  Following the directions made it easy to install. It is good at blocking incidental light. New for me so there is no real test of time.

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                  5.0

                  do the job

                  By lucky555

                  from canada, quebec

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

                  complet seal your eye from light

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                  5.0

                  Must have!

                  By Don Patrol

                  from Jersey Shore

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

                    I shoot surf professionally up and down the east coast and when I switched to NIKON over the last year I bought one for each D800 to help control the glare of the INTENSE early morning light.

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                    5.0

                    Just right

                    By Ted

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

                          Pretty easy to install if you read the instructions.
                          Makes the D800 more comfortable to use.
                          Helps you concentrate on the viewfinder by excluding extraneous light.

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                          5.0

                          Great Upgrade!

                          By Sirhuckalot

                          from SF Bay Area

                          About Me Getting Started

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

                              A great upgrade from the OEM eye-piece supplied with the camera. I also like that when I store the camera in my bag, the eye piece gets pushed against the camera and doesn't snag on anything. I can gently peel it out in seconds and it's good to go. The eyepiece makes it easier to compose, less eye strain, and easy to install. I liked it so much, I bought two!

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                              5.0

                              Great for preventing light leak!!

                              By Hawaiian Joe

                              from Uxbridge MA

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

                                The DK-19 is an inexpensive way to prevent light-leak and keep your nose back off the lcd screen. It provides a nice and comfortable feel for shooting, more natural than having your face pressed up so close to the camera. It also keeps your eye focused on the viewfinder, with no light distraction!!

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                                5.0

                                I wear eyeglass

                                By ANDY

                                from ALAMOGORDO NEW MEXICO

                                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 Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

                                  I have one each of my cameras, D700, D800, D4 and D2X. It is a must for me.

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect fit

                                  By woodlands snapper

                                  from The Woodlands Texas

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use

                                    Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

                                    I never hade a eye cup before but what a differnece it makes.No light to distract you.

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                                    5.0

                                    Rubber eyecup

                                    By Impala8

                                    from Boston

                                    Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

                                    This rubber eyecup is soft and adjust perfect to your face while holding on to the camera body much better than the original Nikon eyecup, two unbeatable advantages.

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                                    5.0

                                    Nice addition to my D800

                                    By Phrankly Speaking

                                    from Mission Viejo, CA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use

                                        Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

                                        Eyecup creates a comfortable cushion and seal for my eye. Effectively blocks out unwanted light. I use it in conjunction with the DK-17 magnifying viewfinder - great combination.

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                                        1.0

                                        Poorly Designed

                                        By RAM10

                                        from Chagrin Falls, Ohio

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                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Not Functional
                                          • Poor Design
                                          • Poor Instructions

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

                                            This eye cup just won't stay on when the camera is strapped around my neck. It's probably OK is you shoot using a tripod all the time but the slightest pressure against the rubber cup causes it to pop off the fastening ring.

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                                            4.0

                                            The eyes have it….

                                            By stevo

                                            from El Cajon, Ca.

                                            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-19 Rubber Eyecup:

                                              If you wear glasses and or have difficulty seeing your subject in the viewfinder, then thesis a step in the right direction. Assists in "seeing" the subject and more accurately setting a manual fine focus on the subject at hand.

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                                              5.0

                                              DK-19 RUBBER EYECUP FOR THE D800 NIKON

                                              By G. SANDY E.

                                              from DALLAS,TX

                                              About Me Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday use
                                                • Portraits
                                                • Studio

                                                Comments about Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup:

                                                THE SALESMAN SHOULD HAVE SOLD IT TO ME WHEN I ORDERED MY NEW NIKON D800 CAMERA. I USED MY CAMERA FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH WHAT CAME ON IT AND HAD DIFFICULTY WITH THE STRAY LIGHT. FOR AN EXTRA $ IT MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN BEING ABLE TO SEE THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER EASILY! G.S. EBEIER, DALLAS

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