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DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras
 
4.6

(based on 149 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (106)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (86)
  • Lightweight (53)
  • Reliable (46)
  • Durable (40)
  • Improves product function (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (74)
  • Macro photography (68)
  • Portraits (41)
  • Landscape photography (35)
  • Studio (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (49), Semi-professional (35), Professional (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (85)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One of the Best item ever bought!

When you are not a Pro photographer and buy an accessory, you will always have an itch in the back of the mind that you really need the item. Not this one!! This...Read complete review

When you are not a Pro photographer and buy an accessory, you will always have an itch in the back of the mind that you really need the item. Not this one!! This eye piece just changes the way the viewfinder looks - You can see more details in the viewfinder and focusing the target is spot on. If you are into macro photography this is a must have! Even if you wear eye glasses, viewing thru this eyepiece is a different experience. Don't hesitate - just buy it. You will not regret it!!

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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

Reviewed by 149 customers

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5.0

Great for manual focusing

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

I bought this to help manually focus lenses for macro work and when I use my old manual focus lenses. I also like the extra eye relief it gives me.

 
5.0

Solve very well my vision problem!!

By CARC

from Lima, Peru

Verified Buyer

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

Just what I needed

 
5.0

yes

By Carlos

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

its ok

 
5.0

Good magnifier

By Lawrence

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

This is a handy accessory for a large number of Nikon cameras. It magnifies the viewfinder. You remove the standard eyepiece, and screw this in as a replacement. You can still use the diopter adjustment.

 
5.0

Great Accessory For Your Camera

By Robert

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

The eyepiece helps for confirming focus.

 
5.0

I would buy B&H agsin.

By Amit

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

Great.

 
4.0

Helps me!

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

Easy install on my D500 and the slight enlargement in the viewfinder helps me focus as well as see the display. The raised eyepiece seems comfortable.

 
3.0

Somewhat helpful

By Xd wang

from Undisclosed

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

I attached it to Nikon D810 without any issues. Functionally, it appears better than none for manual focus but the 1.2x results are not impressive.

 
5.0

I have purchased four of these.

By Christian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

Great improvement when looking through viewfinder. Magnification is just right.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy it.

By Scott

from Beallsville, Ohio

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

This should be standard issue on all the DSLRs. Just having the eyepiece a bit further from the body makes it a big upgrade. Fit my D500 without any issues. If you wanna put the eyecup sunshade on take the rubber ring off if this item and replace it with the sunshade eyecup. works great.

 
2.0

Not so helpful.

By Debra

from Undisclosed

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Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

Tried this on my NIkon D500.  Yes it enlarged the view but I found it to be awkward to use and not really helpful.  The normal eyepiece felt more comfortable since it sits closer to the camera body.

 
5.0

great piece

By AM

from Undisclosed

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

Great piece

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Recommend for d500 or other crop sensor

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

Using on d500. Improves viewfinder experience and makes it easier to see data in finder.
Increases posterior profile about a centimeter.
I attached eyecup to it as well. Overall nice setup

 
5.0

Must Buy

By Sreejith

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

Must buy for D810 ..

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

OK, but it's not the problem!

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

Does the job. I do wish that Nikon wouldn't be so cheap or lazy to not make a split image prism available for their best cameras! I have film cameras that cost thousands less than my D800e and I can get different focusing screens for them. Can I get one for the digital camera?? Come on Nikon, serve your customers!

 
5.0

Particularly helpful for manual focusing

By Nicholas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

This eyepiece doesn't magnify greatly, but the slight magnification it does provide offers an edge when focusing manually that makes it worth its honestly affordable price tag. Additionally, its length means that you don't have to cram your nose against the rear LCD as much, although this could be viewed as a negative if you absolutely hate the idea of the eyepiece protruding farther than the rest of the back of the camera body. The only negative is that it is difficult to see the edges of the viewfinder when wearing glasses, though that is no fault of the product. Without glasses, there are negligible to no visibility problems with the edges of the viewfinder. Overall, I'd make this purchase again.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If you wear glasses, you should look at this.

By WPrecht

from Central, MD

Verified Buyer

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

As a lifelong glasses wearer relatively new to shooting DSLRs, the viewfinder has been an issue. Shoot with glasses on? Not great, can't always see the status line, glasses get smudged and clatter around. Take the glasses off, but the diopter adjustment wasn't enough. With this magnifier, I was able to dial in enough adjustment to make shooting clear. I feel much better taking shots and tend to spend a little more time on composition because it's more comfortable.

 
5.0

Good product

By Hawkeye

from Mt Juliet Tennessee

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

Works great, as do all Nikon products!!

 
4.0

Should be standard equipment

By Lucky

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

Makes manual focus and use older prime lenses so much easier and more accurate. Highly recommended accessory - particularly when combined with dk-19 rubber eye cap. But shame on you Nikon - this magnifying eyepiece really should be standard equipment on you pro level cameras!

 
5.0

A must-have addition

By David

from Israel

Verified Buyer

Comments about DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece for Select Nikon Cameras:

This changes the way pictures look through the view finder in a way that you won't be able to go back to the original magnifying ration. Focusing is much easier and the overall experience of taking pictures is much clearer.

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