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DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras
 
4.6

(based on 126 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (86)
  • Lightweight (53)
  • Reliable (46)
  • Durable (40)
  • Improves product function (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (74)
  • Macro photography (68)
  • Portraits (41)
  • Landscape photography (35)
  • Studio (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (49), Semi-professional (35), Professional (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (85)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One of the Best item ever bought!

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...Read complete review

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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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 DougEP

from Olney, MD

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits
    • Studio

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

    While I don't use this all the time, it works great. It magnifies the image you see through the eyepiece, allowing you to more clearly see your subject. It works best (at least for me) with static subjects where I work more slowly. It is outstanding for manual focusing. The only downside is that it is more difficult - but not impossible - to see the corners & the data (shutter speed, etc.). I use this with the Dk-19 rubber eye cup.

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    3.0

    Viewfinder magnification

    By Keithtrumbo

    from New York City

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

    Bought for Nikon D800's. Trying out to see if it also makes enough difference for eyeglasses to be worthwhile.

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    5.0

    Dk 17M Just do it.

    By Bob

    from Nashua NH

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography

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

        The DK17M eyepiece magnifies the viewfinder image and adds clarity aiding manual focus with older lenses as well as the newer M/AF lenses. Fine focusing with macro lenses is the biggest benifit with this eyepiece. Another plus, the eyepiece extends about a half an inch from the camera back allowing the user more space.

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        5.0

        I Can See Clearly Now

        By Golf Course Photographer

        from Birmingham, AL

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Inexpensive Worthwhile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

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

          The question is: Why isn't this wonderful little lens already inside my camera in the first place? It seems a "no-brainer" that 1.2x will help a photographer see what's in the frame better. Over the past 5 decades I have used virtually every professional camera Nikon has made and have never had any real issues with focusing, but sometimes today's zoom lenses have problems finding a target to focus on, i.e., in fog, or at dawn or dusk. And then we have to take over from the machine and focus for ourselves. Wait a minute! No, you can't always use "Live View", sometimes you HAVE to look through the eyepeice and this little baby is the ticket. Less than 40 bucks, it's cheap at twice the price. I highly reccomend it. Why wouldn't you want to see more clearly?

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          5.0

          excellent for my tired eyes

          By jim

          from central NY/hawaii

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography

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

            use for macro and landscapes

            no cons

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            • No

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            5.0

            Can't shoot without it

            By L

            from VIRGINIA beach , va

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

            Good eye piece. Makes shooting manual a lot easier

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            4.0

            Beneficial

            By Pebbles

            from New England

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Traveling

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

                Fits well on my Nikon Df. It extends further out from the camera body than the original eyepiece but this was a plus for me since it helps keep my cheek off the rear display. The slight magnification is a benefit as I hoped it would be.
                The information in the viewfinder was still visible.

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                5.0

                No Brainer

                By Fashion Shooter

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

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

                  If you have a deficiency in vision and do not use a corrective eyepiece your work will show a deficiency. This eyepiece helps see things more clearly. Especially important if you use Zeiss primes that are not autofocus and need to pull your own focus. Or if you have an autofocus lens great to have that reassurance that the deep of field carried your focus. Moments in life do not repeat themselves very often. Be sure to capture them and not worry if you got it.

                  NOTE: Be sure to close the eyepiece to install. Most systems will not let you unscrew the eyepiece until you do in order to keep dirt from entering the system.

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                  5.0

                  Great help for aging eyes

                  By Ed

                  from Okemos Michigan

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography
                    • Manual focusing

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

                    Great aid for manually focusing, especially macro work.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Absolutely love it!

                    By David

                    from Greenfield, MA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

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

                        Bought this for my new Df and absolutely love it. I don't need glasses but do use cheaters for reading as my close vision is starting to fail. The DK-17 M is like having cheaters for your camera. Some have said you may loose a little of the field of view, but my experience is I can see everything just fine. Now I have a little edge on nailing perfect focus when using my old manual focus pre-ai glass on the Df.
                        I would highly reccomend this to anyone who needs a little help with manual focus glass.

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                        5.0

                        Nice to have

                        By Jc Olonan

                        from Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

                        Installed this to all my Nikon from my old D700 and D800 up to my recent upgrades to DF and D810. Very handy when using MF lenses

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                        5.0

                        I can see again!

                        By TC

                        from Cheshire, CT

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Macro Photography

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

                          The DK-17M has allowed me to better view my scene and help me better manually focus. Highly recommended for we seniors.

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                          5.0

                          Nice for my old eyes

                          By Peterchrd

                          from Austin, TX

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio

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

                            Works great on my D800. My eyes aren't great and it helps me not to strain them to make sure my image is perfect. Paired with the DK-19 is a nice compliment.

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                            5.0

                            I can see the light...

                            By LA

                            from Queensland, Australia

                            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 DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                              This is my second DK-17M. I recently upgraded from the D800 to the D810 and immediatly had to steal the DK-17 from the D800. It's essential to my viewing pleasure! It does what is claims. I quickly adapted and found it painful to go back to the regular eye piece.

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                              5.0

                              Helpful addition

                              By mikeodial

                              from Clinton, MA

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Excellent value
                              • Good Focusing Aid

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio

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

                              This is a useful addition as a manual focusing aid for my manual lenses. The already bright viewfinder on the D810 is further enlarged without creating any distraction. Includes an adjustment for eyeglass wearers.

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                              4.0

                              Getting sharper photos

                              By Mikey

                              from Las Vegas, NV

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

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

                                The magnifying eyepiece makes it much easier to focus especially in dim light. Also I was happy to find that I could combine it with the D-19 eye cup to block out more light.

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                                5.0

                                DK 17M

                                By Bill

                                from St Pete, Fla.

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

                                Just got mine the best thing since sliced bread for us old guys don't know how I lived without it! Wish I got it 10 years ago

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                                5.0

                                Makes manual focusing easier

                                By CallMePeter

                                from Tucson, Arizona

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Aids Manual Focusing

                                Cons

                                • Partial View With Glasses

                                Best Uses

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

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

                                I have one DK-17M installed on each of my D4 and D810 cameras, rendering manual focusing of my Zeiss 135 mm, when handheld, a bit easier. However, people who wear glasses (like me) will have the outer part of the viewfinder obstructed, requiring movement of the eye up/down and left/right to recover full view.

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                                4.0

                                Not the best for those with glasses

                                By Eddie

                                from Portland, OR

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Difficult To Use

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro Photography
                                • Studio

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

                                This makes using the viewfinders of FX cameras even better, especially if you're coming from a DX camera. That said, it seems to reduce the finder coverage and makes it difficult for me to see everything with my glasses on. It's great for checking manual focus though. I find that I am having to crop my photos more as I just end up with a lot more stuff in the frame that I initially composed.

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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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