MegaGear DSLR LCD Screen Viewfinder for Nikon D7100 and D7200 Cameras

MegaGear DSLR LCD Screen Viewfinder for Nikon D7100 and D7200 Cameras

MegaGear DSLR LCD Screen Viewfinder for Nikon D7100 and D7200 Cameras

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MegaGear DSLR LCD Screen Viewfinder for Nikon D7100 and D7200 Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • Compatible with Nikon D7100 and D7200
  • Built-In Eyecup Blocks Stray Light
  • Magnifies Image by 200%
  • Enables You to Focus with Precision
  • Allows You to View LCD in Bright Light
  • Allows You to View LCD Screen Outdoors
  • Left or Right Eye Compatible
  • AR Coated and Optically Corrected Lens
  • 40mm Clear Aperture
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MegaGear MG158 overview

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The DSLR LCD Screen Viewfinder for Nikon D7100 and D7200 Cameras from MegaGear has a metal frame that sticks to the camera's LCD screen via the adhesive on the back of the frame. Meanwhile, the viewfinder magnetically attaches to the frame, leaving the viewfinder ready to use on the camera.

The anti-reflective and optically corrected 40mm lens magnifies the image on the LCD screen by 200%, which enables you to focus with precision. In addition, the eyecup aids the LCD screen to be viewed outdoors or under bright lights, and it also blocks stray and extraneous light from entering the viewfinder. The eyecup can also rotate to accommodate left or right eye usage.

Lens magnifies the image by 200%, which enables you to focus with precision
Eyecup blocks stray and extraneous light from entering the viewfinder
Eyecup enable you to view the LCD screen outdoors or under bright lights
Anti-reflective and optically corrected 40mm lens
Left or right eye user-friendly eyecup
In the Box
MegaGear DSLR LCD Screen Viewfinder for Nikon D7100 and D7200 Cameras
  • Viewfinder Neck Strap
  • Viewfinder Pouch
  • Mounting Frame
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    MegaGear MG158 specs

    Magnification 200%
    Aperture - Objective Diameter 1.6" (40 mm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 5.3 x 3.5"

    MegaGear MG158 reviews

    DSLR LCD Screen Viewfinder for Nikon D7100 and D7200 Cameras is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eureka! Well, almost. It's not for me to say why Nikon does what it does. But I can say that one of the major flaws in the D7100, and other Nikon models, and other brands' similar offerings, is that you are unable to shoot video through the eyepiece viewfinder of the SRL system. Rather you have to view your subject on the 3" LCD screen at the rear of the camera. That procedure might be acceptable for studio or wedding videos, but it plain doesn't work for daylight nature shots. The bright sun makes the screen impossible to see detail on, or even to follow your subject in flight. Faced with this problem, I began to design my own jerry-rigged screen viewer. Fortunately for me and my camera, I discovered the MegaGear Screen Viewfinder, priced at about $30. $30? What can I expect for $30? What I received was more--and less--than I expected. The unit consists of a coated steel rectangle, open in the middle, so that the LCD screen can be viewed. This rectangle is to be placed over the LCD screen and attached to the camera body with four 1/8" wide double-sided adhesive strips. The body of the viewer is attached to this steel rectangle by four magnets embedded in the wide bottom of the viewer. The viewer itself is lined on the interior with a black plush material, and when it is attached to the steel rectangle, all ambient light is blocked. The viewer ends in a cheap plastic lens and a generous eyepiece which also effectively eliminates outside light. The lens magnifies the screen so that it is easy to see and to track your subject, no matter where the sun is or how bright it is. Moreover, the lens, as advertised, allows you to clearly see and focus the lens on your still subjects. The four stars are for the effectiveness with which the product does its job, but especially for filling a evident need with this type of camera--a need which apparently no one else has thought to fill. But for $30 it can't be that easy, right? Right. The problem is in attaching the steel frame to the camera body. The double-sided adhesive strips are a pipe-dream. I assembled the unit slowly and exactly as the instructions specified, and when I came back to the camera in the morning, the strips came off the camera body as if I had stuck them on with spit. So being a jerry-rigging sort of guy, I peeled off the adhesive strips from the steel rectangle (too easily). Then I went and bought some Gorilla super glue. Then I found my OLD file--the one I used to set the gaps on the spark plugs of my 1968 VW bus--fifty-year-old files don't lose their bite--and I roughed up the inside face of the steel rectangle. (The camera body is rough enough.) I applied a layer of glue, as thin as possible, to the inner face of the steel rectangle, avoiding my fingers, and pressed it onto the camera body, a little to the left, so that I could see all the icons on the screen. Six hours later, the rectangle was permanently glued to the body, over the screen, I was set to go. A cheap bag is included with it, to hold the viewer when it's not attached to the camera. The bag attaches very nicely to one of the zipper pulls on my camera bag. An hour's work on it, and for $30, who can complain? Not me.
    Date published: 2018-06-19
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