Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras

Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras

Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras

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Product Highlights

  • Fits Select Nikon Cameras
  • Spare or Replacement Eyepiece
  • 1.2x Viewfinder Magnification
  • Benefits Manual Focusing
  • Soft and Durable Rubber
  • Safe for Eyeglass Users
  • Mounts Easily to Camera's Viewfinder
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The Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece is a replacement eyepiece for select Nikon SLR and DSLR cameras. This eyepiece magnifies the image within the viewfinder by approximately 1.2x. This aids in confirming focus particularly when using a non-autofocus lens or if the camera's autofocus feature is turned off. A comfortable surface for the area around your eye while framing a subject through the camera's viewfinder is provided as well. This eyepiece also serves to block unwanted and potentially distracting light from entering the viewfinder. Made from soft and durable rubber, the surface of the Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece prevents scratching and damage to eyeglasses. It mounts easily and securely to the viewfinder and is compatible with select Nikon cameras.

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UPC: 018208047932
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Nikon DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras
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    Nikon DK-17M specs

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    Package Weight 0.05 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 1.969 x 1.969 x 0.866"

    Nikon DK-17M reviews

    DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 167.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2011-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Brainer 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.
    Date published: 2015-10-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best for Macro use Bought this to use on the D3. I mount this eyepiece every time I set up for macro (micro) photography. Because it magnifies the viewfinder image, it's easier to focus the subject accurately, but harder to see the edges of the frame. It might also be useful for telephoto work. Pro's: small, relatively inexpensive for the utility it brings, easy to install Cons: it gets harder to see the edges of the viewfinder frame (physics) and compose right to the edge; have to keep it clean and keep dust out of the camera
    Date published: 2008-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not as Useful as I'd Though; Bad with Glasses This definitely magnifies the viewfinder image, as advertised. If you want it for reasons of improved visibility, this is a great product. I purchased it hoping it would enhance my ability to nail focus with manual focus lenses. I don't believe it did, and this will likely live in a drawer as a result. I have to say, I miss split image rangefinders; I'd love a Nikon-brand replacement finder screen for my D810 with that option. I'd say the best option for manual focusing is still live view. One additional note: this eyepiece reduces eyepoint. You need to be very close to this eyepiece to see 100% of the image + indicators in the viewfinder. This can be very frustrating for those that wear glasses, as I do.
    Date published: 2017-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended for manual focusing I use this on my D700 to assist with manual focusing of my collection of manual focus lenses ranging from f/1.8 to 3.5, and focal lengths from 24 to 150mm. It definitely helps with all of them but I'll still refer to the green dot. The magnification is modest at 1.2X. I wear glasses and it's pretty easy to see the displays below the screen (some movement is required). I can't see the screen corners through it. I'd get it again if I lost it (which I don't expect, it locks into place). READ THE INSTRUCTIONS before you remove the old eyepiece. You must close the eyepiece blind.
    Date published: 2010-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little bit better Considering it is a relatively cheap part, I don't see any reason not to replace the supplied eyepiece with something that is a little better. Probably more helpful than the actual magnification factor is the fact that my nose is slightly less mashed against the LCD. It does take a little more effort to see the outer edges of the frame, but not a huge deal. The original eyepiece was a bit challenging to remove (unscrew), but after 4 or 5 tries of using the index and thumb of both hands simultaneously to begin a CCW rotation, the eyepiece finally succumbed to turning easily.
    Date published: 2013-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effective Add-on to D800E My only hesitation in adding the DK-17M was reflected in several reviews by photographers who wear glasses. OK, that's me. Without my specs, I can't read any of the dial settings let alone figure out the menus. For the price, I gave the device a try.Bravo. Well worth the money. I can see the data line at the bottom of the viewfinder frame and the entire image. The slight magnification is just enough to help me detect any softness in focus. I'm involved in occasional wedding photography and frequent event jobs. Any device that helps me work--particularly something that costs less than $--is certainly worth the price.
    Date published: 2014-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful Upgrade Wanting to return to an old school more disciplined approach to photographic creativity, I recently altered my landscape photography by moving to MF prime (Zeiss)lenses. These can be difficult to critically focus with todays AF bias cameras and focusing screens (I am using the Nikon D800e). This eyepiece seemed like an inexpensive way to help in this process. Having used this eyepiece now for several weeks, I am very pleased with the incremental improvement in my ability to get the focus point I want. While not as good or as fast as a split prism screen this eyepiece is helpful and worth the minimal $ investment. It was also easy to install.
    Date published: 2014-10-08
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