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VelloEPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras
 
4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Compact (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (3)
  • Sports/action (3)
  • Travel (3)
  • Weddings (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works well.

Nice and inexpensive upgrade to the original eyepiece. Comfortable, and it seals out light from around the sides of your eye. To remove the original eyepiece, close the viewfinder shutter, which allows...Read complete review

Nice and inexpensive upgrade to the original eyepiece. Comfortable, and it seals out light from around the sides of your eye. To remove the original eyepiece, close the viewfinder shutter, which allows you to unscrew the eyepiece. Remove the rubber from the original eyepiece and attach the new one and the plastic retainer included. Screw the new one onto the camera and open the viewfinder shutter.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Assembly required

I have used a Nikon eyepiece on another camera but that camera was stolen. So I decided to try the cheaper Vello eyepiece this time.

The Vello Rubber eyepiece is flexible...Read complete review

I have used a Nikon eyepiece on another camera but that camera was stolen. So I decided to try the cheaper Vello eyepiece this time.

The Vello Rubber eyepiece is flexible rubber, while the comparable Nikon eyepiece is hard plastic. You may find that this flexible eyepiece is just what you need, compared to the rigid Nikon one, but the complex assembly will likely frustrate you.

It took a while to get this eyepiece assembled and onto my camera (Nikon D810), even as I was following the printed but poorly diagrammed instructions.

There are three parts to this eyepeice that have to carefully fit together and then onto the camera in an exacting way. Maybe it's just me, but I got my fingerprints on the supplied glass piece in my first attempts to put all three pieces together and had to dissassemble and clean it before attaching it to the camera.

My personal use favors using hat rigid eyepiece and I am wondering whether this flexible Vello rubber cup will hold up or wear out from going in and out of the hole I made in my Muzzle. (See photo below). I use a this eyepiece with a "camera muzzle" to silence my mirror slap when shooting in quiet locations. Because the camera viewfinder did not always line up with the clear plastic cover in the Muzzle, I finally cut a hole in the clear plastic of the Muzzle and got a camera eyepiece to poke out that hole and hold the camera and muzzle together in place so I can easily get my eye to the viewfinder without having to adjust the camera inside the Muzzle. (I often work in the dark rooms.)

Had I known the difficulty I had installing this one, I would have stuck with Nikon. If the rubber wears out, or if I have to get another, I will stick with Nikon. if only for the convenience.

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2.0

Assembly required

By Mike

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Flexible

Cons

  • Easy to smudge
  • Hard To Assemble

Best Uses

  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

I have used a Nikon eyepiece on another camera but that camera was stolen. So I decided to try the cheaper Vello eyepiece this time.

The Vello Rubber eyepiece is flexible rubber, while the comparable Nikon eyepiece is hard plastic. You may find that this flexible eyepiece is just what you need, compared to the rigid Nikon one, but the complex assembly will likely frustrate you.

It took a while to get this eyepiece assembled and onto my camera (Nikon D810), even as I was following the printed but poorly diagrammed instructions.

There are three parts to this eyepeice that have to carefully fit together and then onto the camera in an exacting way. Maybe it's just me, but I got my fingerprints on the supplied glass piece in my first attempts to put all three pieces together and had to dissassemble and clean it before attaching it to the camera.

My personal use favors using hat rigid eyepiece and I am wondering whether this flexible Vello rubber cup will hold up or wear out from going in and out of the hole I made in my Muzzle. (See photo below). I use a this eyepiece with a "camera muzzle" to silence my mirror slap when shooting in quiet locations. Because the camera viewfinder did not always line up with the clear plastic cover in the Muzzle, I finally cut a hole in the clear plastic of the Muzzle and got a camera eyepiece to poke out that hole and hold the camera and muzzle together in place so I can easily get my eye to the viewfinder without having to adjust the camera inside the Muzzle. (I often work in the dark rooms.)

Had I known the difficulty I had installing this one, I would have stuck with Nikon. If the rubber wears out, or if I have to get another, I will stick with Nikon. if only for the convenience.

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5.0

Great replacement

By BruceF

from Long Island, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

      A perfect replacement for the stock Nikon eyepiece

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      • No

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      5.0

      So Much Better Than Stock!

      By Bfalcon1

      from Atlanta

      Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

      Just get it! Under $[$]. It really makes it so much easier to see through the view finder. Especially in bright sun, where I was having all kinds of difficulty. Good design, goes on easy, and the price is right.

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      3.0

      Good Buy Good Price

      By Snafuman

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Audio Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Difficult To Fit

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

        Great little attachment for keeping stray light out of viewfinder. Comfortable and not too intrusive. The lack of installation instructions made it a little hard to fit. That is why I gave it only 3 stars. If it came with threaded ring already attached I would give it 5 stars without a doubt.

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        2.0

        Not worth it

        By yolaholga

        from Nowhere Zen NJ

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

        I purchased this to replace my eyepiece on my D800 but after struggling to get it on it really wasn't any better than the stock eyepiece. The ones made by Hoodman are more expensive but do a much better job of blocking light.

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        • No

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        4.0

        keeps the light out

        By tony

        from Miami

        Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

        I wear glasses and don't have to worry about scratching them. Also keeps the light out.

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        2.0

        Useless if wearing glasses

        By None

        from USA

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

        Works well if take my glasses off.
        Unfortunately if I do so I need to reset the diopter on the view finder and then I have to continuously put my glasses on and off for camera adjustments etc.
        If I use it with my glasses on I have to press so hard to get my eye close enough to see the picture corners in the viewfinder that my glasses' frame and lens hurts my face and puts a lot of stress on the glasses' frame. Cutting off the thick rim of the rubber eyepiece helped minimally. The Vello eyepiece is now on its way to the dump.

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        5.0

        Vello EPN-DK19 Round Eyecup

        By 1hawaii50

        from Cleveland, Ohio

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fitfinish

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

            I purchased this for my D700. It is the second Vello eyecup that I have bought, I also have one on my D810. It is nice and soft, and fits great. It is much better priced than the Nikon equivalent, and I highly recommend it!!!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Better alternative

            By JSL

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

              Purchased this because I didn't like the original round one on my D810. This covers the area around your eye better, and you don't have to squish your face against the back of the camera. It's a good quality material. Glad I purchased it!

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              5.0

              Works well.

              By Bill

              from Yorkville, IL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bright Conditions

                Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                Nice and inexpensive upgrade to the original eyepiece. Comfortable, and it seals out light from around the sides of your eye. To remove the original eyepiece, close the viewfinder shutter, which allows you to unscrew the eyepiece. Remove the rubber from the original eyepiece and attach the new one and the plastic retainer included. Screw the new one onto the camera and open the viewfinder shutter.

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                • No

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                4.0

                I always buy NIKON

                By professor

                from Venice, FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                    I wear glasses and love my D800e so I want to protect in every way. It also blocks back light.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Definitely easier than [*].com

                    By Sako

                    from San Francisco, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                      It's such a simple product, but you can get wrong item. I order from [*].com before for Nikon D7000, and it took over four month and received wrong item. So, this was super fast and got right item.

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                      5.0

                      Fits well, excellent quality

                      By wmkphoto

                      from Chicagoland area

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • On A Camera

                        Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                        This eyepiece uses a more heavy duty rubber than the Nikon version. The Nikon product is almost too pliable so I wanted to try this one instead. Installs the exact same way. Works well. I like it a lot better.

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                        4.0

                        Cheaper Eyepiece and good quality

                        By Dima F.

                        from Russia, Ekaterinburg

                        Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                        The eyepiece have a good quality and metal ring include in the box. Rubber is more hardly than original, when use it a few hours, it would have uncomfortable a little bit.
                        I think, the best choice for semi-professional and amater.

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                        4.0

                        perfectly described

                        By jal

                        from Colorado

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Useful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                          The uses of this product are obvious: it adds some comfort and stability to the focusing process and saves wear and tear on the human involved. The main problem with this product is setting it up! Getting the old eyepiece out and fitting the new eyepiece required a substantial, vigorous, and dextrous finger action.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good

                          By Joe

                          from Houston, TX

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy Construction

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                          Very good product

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          XLNT alt to Nikon's eyepiece

                          By darkprints

                          from Monterey Bay area

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                          I have the Nikon DK19 eyepiece, and this 3rd party version is as well constructed as Nikon's, at a significent savings.

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                          5.0

                          Great Product

                          By Dave

                          from S.C.

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                            Used on Nikon D-800

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good alternative

                            By Canycl

                            from Istanbul

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                                Very good product for the price. Requires removal of rubber part of Nikon eyepiece but fits easily and provides much beter light protection than the standard one. It does not interfere the LCD anyway.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Dreamy

                                By akaflash

                                from Canaan Valley, West Virginia

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello EPN-DK19 Rubber Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

                                    This should be included with every single camera Nikon makes. I have one on my D700, D800, and D3s. For some reason, didn't fit my D300.
                                    With glasses, without, or with ski goggles... this works perfectly!

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                                    • No

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