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NikonDK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras
 
4.6

(based on 77 reviews)

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    (53)

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    (19)

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    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (60)
  • Lightweight (38)
  • Reliable (34)
  • Durable (29)
  • Improves product function (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (50)
    • Macro photography (49)
    • Portraits (29)
    • Landscape photography (23)
    • Travel (21)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (29), Semi-professional (25), Professional (20)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (49)

    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.

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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

    Eyepiece

    By jrtruthguy

    from Ohio

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

      Was just slightly out of focus with the original on my D800. This corrected perfectly and makes all the difference when quick focusing. I would definitely recommend this if you can't quite achieve perfection with the original. Easy to install.

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      5.0

      good on D800

      By Tarry L

      from Tucson AZ

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Overpriced

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

      use it on my D800 cause my lens are manual focus, it helps a bit on focus, but kind overpriced.

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      3.0

      Not for me...

      By Petit Professeur

      from Marseille, FRANCE

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Not Functional

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

        I bought this product to have a bigger viewfinder, but now it's difficult to see the corners and the informations of the viewfinder.
        I will use it for my manual lenses, but for the AF lenses, I put it off.

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        5.0

        Love it

        By Caifanrock

        from San Juan, PR

        About Me Semi-Professional

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

          I really do not know why I did not bough this in the past, this is great; I can see everything a lot better, sharper. Easy to use.

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          5.0

          Easier to focus Nikon Df

          By GmanKC

          from Kansas City, MO

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

            Nikon's Df is a great platform for using older, manual lenses - however, it's a bit difficult focusing with the viewfinder screen they chose to fit. By replacing the original eyepiece with this slightly magnified one, focusing is a easier with the manual lenses. Not perfect, but definitely worth the purchase price to me. I wear eyeglasses; as a result, I can't see the entire frame all at once, but it's been like that for me since using an FTn in 1974. Just move your eye around the frame to check the four corners.

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            5.0

            Helpful eyepiece

            By ChrisM

            from Florida's Treasure Coast

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

              Instructions were a little confusing at first on how to replace the original eyepiece, but there aren't too many parts, so after some study all became clear. Used in conjunction with the DK-19. The DK-19M and DK-17 really do make it easier to focus and to see what the camera is seeing. I don't wear glasses, but those who do might have to press a little more against the eyepiece to see the whole viewfinder. There's magnification, but it's not overpowering and shouldn't be a distraction. Helps block extraneous light from entering through the eyepiece, also.

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              5.0

              Works

              By Bill

              from Kansas

              Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

              I do manual focus often with some Zeiss lenses on a D800. This product does seem to add to the ability to focus on the details, without cutting into the edges of the scene. It does not offer a 'wow' magnification. But it does seem to make a useful difference. Plus, it is well made.

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              5.0

              I can see clearly now

              By CK

              from New Jersey

              About Me Professional

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                Well, older age has crept upon me, and this little magnifying eyepiece sure helps me to see the viewfinder clearly. Swapping it on my D700 was a snap, and I do not experience loss of edges or informational bar at bottom of viewfinder.
                I am still able to use the diopter adjustment, which I am sure will be needed in the future, hopefully later than sooner

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                4.0

                Great piece for manual focus

                By Daniel

                from Ontario Canada

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                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use

                    Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                    Great addition for use with Zeiss ZF.2 manual glass on D800e. Brings the view just a bit closer to see focus that much better. The view is still 100% corner to corner, but a bit less depending on how close you look. It is also great to bring the eyepiece about 1/4" out from the body to give your nose some clearance. I give it 4 stars because I think the build could be better. Outside ring cover is plastic and turns even if piece is locked and tight, Nikons rubber rings isn't a great seal for your eye. All together it is a great piece that will help with focus and bringing the viewfinder bigger to your eye.

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                    4.0

                    This should help manual focus

                    By deevee

                    from saratoga , CA

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                      I lost the original eyepiece on my Df; it turns out to be a blessing; I stumbled upon this one and ordered one as a replacement; even though it's not mounted flush on the camera, it allows for a brighter, larger OVF thus facilitating manual focusing; wish it gives you a bit more magnification but you may lose all data in the VF; highly recommended for the Df , especically if you use manual lenses

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                      5.0

                      EXCELENT EYEPIECE

                      By RAUL

                      from MEXICO

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                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                        EXCELENT LIKE ALL THE NIKON

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                        4.0

                        great accessory

                        By sl

                        from ny, ny

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                        Pros

                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                            the magnification is very slight but it does make a bit of a difference when focusing. other reviewsers stated that the corners are hard to see but I dont find that to be the case.

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                            4.0

                            Magnifies but hard to see full frame

                            By zggd01

                            from Bend, Oregon

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Doesn't Cover Full Frame

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro Photography

                            Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                            This eyepiece magnifies the viewer image but you lose the ability to see the entire frame without moving your face and eye. Be careful what you need most!

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                            4.0

                            Good piece to improve the viewfinder

                            By Signo

                            from Buenos Aires

                            About Me Semi-Professional

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • More Weight On Your Camer

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                            Nice piece to work, specially for macro and manual focus.

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            I CAN SEE!,I CAN SEE!

                            By Gerbs

                            from Fairfield,TX

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                              I love this eyepiece very much,it helps me see very clearly if the photo I'm about to make is sharp or not and I don't have to wear my reading glasses too.

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                              4.0

                              I would buy this product again

                              By Marv

                              from Hobart, IN

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                                Magnify the view finder and helps us older photographer's.

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                                3.0

                                a minor improvement

                                By MJSfoto1956

                                from Boston MA

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                                  I have never liked how one must "smoosh" one's nose against the LED on digital cameras. I recall the days when I had a Canon F1 with High Eyepiece -- man that was a great setup! Anyway, I recently had cataract surgery which eliminated my having to wear eyeglasses for the first time in my life and this opened up the possibility that such a Magnifying Eyepiece might give me what I was looking for as an accessory for my D800. The quick answer: while it is a slight improvement it still is not "perfect" in that your nose will continue to touch the LED -- however, the gentle magnification is much appreciated and makes the overall "feel" of the camera much better. I would point out that for me, the extreme corners of the groundglass are slightly clipped, but moving your eye left/right allows complete coverage as needed.

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                                  1.0

                                  Had high hopes

                                  By Writer & Photographer

                                  from Denver, CO

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

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                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Design

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                                      I have trouble shooting with my glasses so I thought the magnifying eyepiece might help. It did help and then it fell off the second time I pulled my camera out of the bag. I can't get it to stay-on. Maybe it is me, but I doubt it.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Accessory

                                      By Donna M.

                                      from Knoxville, TN

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                                        I happened to read about this gadget and thought I would give it a try. I loved it immediately. It is much more comfortable to put my eye up to the camera now. It was also easy to install.

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                                        5.0

                                        does the job

                                        By Izzy

                                        from Australia

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                                          Cons

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                                              Comments about Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for D4, D3, D2 & D1 Series, D800, D700, F6, F5, F4 Cameras:

                                              Easy to fit eye piece which should've been part of the original equipment.

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