Nikon DR-6 Rectangular Right Angle Viewfinder

Nikon DR-6 Rectangular Right Angle Viewfinder

Nikon DR-6 Rectangular Right Angle Viewfinder

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  • For Nikon D750, D610, D600, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, D3000, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D7200, D7100, D7000, D300S, D300, D200, D90, D80, D70s, D70, D60, D50, D40X, and D40 Cameras

Compatibility: Nikon DSLRs with Rectangular Viewfinder

Nikon DSLRs with Circular Viewfinder Nikon DSLRs with Rectangular Viewfinder

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Nikon DR-6 overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon DR-6 Rectangular Right Angle Viewfinder provides an upright, unreversed image for right-angle viewing, which is very convenient for waist-level or low-angle photography. Individual eyesight adjustment is possible with the built-in diopter, and the reproduction ratio can be set to 1:1 or 1:2. This version is designed to be mounted on SLR cameras featuring a rectangular viewfinder with a slip-on accessory slot.

Camera Compatibility
Nikon D750, D610, D600, D3400, D3300, D3200, D3100, D3000, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D7200, D7100, D7000, D300S, D300, D200, D90, D80, D70s, D70, D60, D50, D40X, and D40
UPC: 018208047536
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Nikon DR-6 Rectangular Right Angle Viewfinder
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Nikon DR-6 specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.433 x 3.15 x 2.835"

    Nikon DR-6 reviews

    DR-6 Rectangular Right Angle Viewfinder is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 94.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very nice... but This thing works VERY well, the two magnifications are great, and with the diopter adjustments you can easily ensure accurate focus. Also plus 10 points for being able to see all exposure info that you would normally see through the viewfinder. The main thing to remember with this finder is that if you have a flash attached to the camera your forehead will bump into it and you won't be able to see through it very well at all. The description says it's very convenient for waist-level or low-angle photography, which is very true, IF you are not using a flash! With a flash (I use an SB-800) it's VERY difficult to see through when the finder is flipped to the up position.
    Date published: 2008-06-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nikon Right Angle DR-6 falls short DR-3 Use: For macro or prone & overhead work. Pros: Light weight & quick to install. 2x zoom switch is nice touch. Cons: Although the plastic makes this a very light unit I miss the all metal feel of the Nikon DR-3. There's not enough tension on the side clips so the unit slides too easily on the viewfinder. I've accidently knocked off my D200 & D40x several times in the last few weeks. Also, (and I consider this a big mistake on Nikons part) there is no locking screw for the diopter adjustment barrel. And personally, I prefer a much deeper eyepiece cup. But it does the job. Compared to the DR-3 I think the DR-6 is a bit over priced.
    Date published: 2008-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite Nice I use the RA viewfinder for low-angle shots of motorcycles and cars, as well as nature shots for pleasure. It slips onto my D200 easily and securely. The view is clear and undistorted, and the grid a great help in framing. Quality is fine. The built-in diopter and a choice between 1X and 2X magnification helps put one reviewer's comment that the Nikon RA viewfinder is an expensive piece of plastic, in perspective. I doubt anyone except the newest of newbies took it seriously anwyay. Getting used to the RA view has been more of a challenge than I expected, but obviously that is a personal issue not related to the vewfinder.
    Date published: 2011-07-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great help (but why the flimsy 2x) Great help for low level photography, especially macro but any odd angle will benefit. The viewfinder has the possibility to adapt to your particular eyes but unfortunately the setting is typically not the same for normal viewing and 2x enlargement. This means that if you switch to enlargement you most likely have to adjust the focus, looking at the focus grid in the view finder of the camera to adjust focus while the subject itself might be in or out of focus. For the price you pay I would expect that this could be solved (should be just a mechanical stable switch and a calibration in the factory). Bottom line it gets things done where you would normally have to gamble or not take the picture.
    Date published: 2008-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works on the Nikon D7200 I had one of these when I had my Nikon D7000, but someone decided they needed my gear worse than I did. I held off getting it because I was not confident it would fit my D7200. From what I read, the D7200 was pretty much the same body so I took a chance. I really like this because it has the diopter to fine focus the viewfinder, but it also helps in point of view, helping you to lower yourself without needing to get on your knees (if you have a bad back) and it also helps with street photography (people don't realize that you are taking their picture because your camera is not up to your eye) so they don't scatter. I find it extremely useful for several areas of my work and carry it with me in my bag.
    Date published: 2015-12-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Back-Saver! I use the DR-6 when shooting landscapes or flowers with a tripod. I frequently like to shoot low to the ground, and my neck and back would really ache before using the DR-6. Now, instead of crouching/laying all the way down and arching my neck to look thru the viewfinder, I simply slip this baby on my D300 and look down into it. - No more contortions necessary! It has a snug fit when on the camera, yet still slides on and off quite easily. Viewing thru the DR-6 is quite clear, so composing the image is easy. The only nit is that its plastic construction feels a bit flimsy. But, so far so good.
    Date published: 2009-07-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A quality product well worth the price I bought this adapter to use with my camera when attached to a telescope. Prior to getting it, I was always having to bend into impossible positions to compose and focus the image. The diopter change is easy to use and very helpful for critical focusing. There are cheaper adapters on the market but the quality isn't there.
    Date published: 2008-06-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Essential for DSLRS without Tilt Screens Nikon currently markets two right angle finders. The Nikon DR-6 slips over the rectangular viewfinder of Nikon Cameras such as the D610 series, the D7000 series,and many other, generally entry level, DSLR Nikon cameras. The Nikon DR-5 which I don't own and the earlier DR-4 which I also own screws into the 22mm, round, high eye-point eyepiece thread of higher-end Nikon cameras D3, D4, D800/800e, Df. These devices change your reference angle from 180 degrees, looking straight into the viewfinder, to 90 degrees, looking down at right angles to the long axis of your camera and lens. You can also rotate all of Nikon's right angle finders through 360 degrees, though most people will use a right angle finder from directly above to look down into the camera in order to allow one to more easily obtain low angle shots as well as ground and near ground-level macro shots - no more lying on your belly to get that shot of a bug or flower unless of course you really want to. I've even used them to take pictures straight up into a forest canopy. For those who own DSLR cameras with fully articulated LCD monitors such as the Nikon D5000 series, right angle finders are probably not as valuable an accessory. I own both a Nikon D800 and D610 so I have experience with both types of Nikon right angle finder. The DR-6 is far easier to use than the DR-4/D5 type. The slip-on DR-6 is very convenient. You take it out of the case; it slips over the grooves on the viewfinder frame; when you're done, it slips off; you put it away; easy-peasy, even in the field. This is where it get's tricky with the DR-4/5. To mount a DR-4 or DR-5, you have to 1 close the metal viewfinder shutter; 2 unscrew the DK-17 round eyepiece; 3 stash said eyepiece somewhere where it won't get lost your gonna need that sucker later. I put mine in an old, small, plastic, lens filter container and then safely stash it in my camera bag; 4 carefully screw the DR-4/5 into the threaded viewfinder opening and 5 open the viewfinder shutter. The shutter also acts as a kind of lock. You can't remove the DK-17 eyepiece while the viewfinder shutter is open. After you're done taking your shots, do all this in reverse. It is anything but convenient and most certainly NOT easy-peasy. I understand the need for backward compatibility, but I'll bet Nikon is selling a lot of replacement DK-17 eyepieces at 18 bucks a pop. I'm giving the DR-6, and by implication, the DR-5, four stars because, unlike their predecessors, they are made of plastic and there's no way to lock the diopter adjustment. One of the nice things about my DR-4, as inconvenient as it is to mount on the camera is that it is mostly made of metal and has a small knob that allows you to lock securely the diopter adjustment. The DR-5/6s do not; they both have a simple adjustment collar sans locking screw. The dipoter setting of the DR-6 can change from one moment to the next, as it is being used, forcing one to reset it frequently. One disadvantage of the DR-4, for some, is that it only allows a right angle reference conversion and does not have the 2x magnification capability that the newer DR-6 and DR-5 have. Some folks like this because it allows them to more critically focus. Personally, I have not found this to be an essential feature of my DR-6; but that's me. I like to shoot hand-held macro and it's difficult for me to compose a shot because at 2x I can't see the whole field of view. I hardly ever use my DR-6 in 2x magnification mode. Although I might with a bellows where critical focusing is essential. The 2x magnification can also be useful with a static subject and the camera on a tripod. But for me, having this feature neither makes or breaks the DR-6. Overall, the DR-6 is a really nice, very optically bright and clear, right angle finder. Because I love macrophotgraphy, I wouldn't be without a right-angle finder or several; and by the way, don't buy one of those cheap universal right angle finders, you'll be disappointed. I've seen 'em. The optics just aren't as good. Look, you've bought a $2K to $3k Nikon DSLR and spent lot's more money on lenses. Get the real Nikon right angle finder.
    Date published: 2013-12-03
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