I have been looking high and low to replace the DK-24 Eyepiece that comes with the D5K, which I do not like. I have mounted the Hoodman 22mm square mount (the one I used to have for the D300) and it is great with a minor problem . It is so big that it partly blocks the LCD and fixes it in place. In other words, I no longer have a vari-tilt LCD. However, it is nothing that I miss not having.
I also need a magnifying eyepiece. My diopter adjustment is at its maximum and my vision, well…not what it used to be. I just got the DK-17M (1.3X round mount) with the DK-22 adapter. People in the internet said that it would work. Well, it didn’t. The DK-22 (square to round mount) is designed for the DG2 (2X magnifying eyepiece, only.) The DK-17M ended up in my D700 with the rubber eyecup DK-19 that I already had. It is great since I can MF using the focusing screen, only. I do not know how it would affect the already 95% view in the viewfinder, though. Therefore, I'm back to square one.
These eyepieces/eyecups are great, specially the new setup with the D700 and the Hoodman 22mm square-mount, because they provide a pressure point to stabilize the camera and prevent the light seepage that the standard eyecup usually allows.
I still need a better eyepiece/eyecup for the D5K hopefully with a 1.3x magnifier. Any suggestions?
#1. "RE: Help with D5000 Eyepiece/Eyecup" In response to Reply # 0 Fri 26-Mar-10 09:33 PM by Ramesses
I was able to set the Hoodman 22mm square mount on the DK-21M eyepiece (~ 1.2x magnifier,) which I had from my days with the D40. I got the magnification (and diopter adjustment, as a result) I wanted, but still have problems with the Vari-Tilt LCD. However, I can wiggle the DK-21M enough to be able to open and close the LCD and that is all I wanted.
Having the Hoodman Eyecup a bit further away from the camera is very nice. I can use it better as a pressure point to further stabilize the D5K when I bring it to my eye. Sometimes, it is the little things that make a bigger difference.