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Right angle viewfinder?

Jimi

South Lake Tahoe, US
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Jimi Team Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2006
Sat 05-Jul-08 03:53 PM

I noticed that the eyecup is different from the D300/D200. What is available for a right-angle viewer? D-5?

I use my D-6 right-angle viewfinder on my D300 often. It would be a shame to have to carry a different model for the D700.

What is used on the D3?

Also, it appears that all the buttons and dials, etc., are placed in the same location as the D300. Is that correct? I sold my D200 because they moved the buttons on the D300 and it was too confusing when shooting with both cameras. (I confuse easily)

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jaba

DE
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#1. "RE: Right angle viewfinder?" | In response to Reply # 0

jaba Registered since 02nd Feb 2007
Sun 06-Jul-08 10:56 AM | edited Sun 06-Jul-08 11:29 AM by jaba

I bought the DR-5 for my D200 foreseeing this, with an adapter, DK-something.

Look at this:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1021&thread=23145235

https://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=set_threaded_mode&forum=149&topic_id=89881&prev_page=show_topic&gid=89881#89884

JiangMX

Singapore, SG
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#2. "RE: Right angle viewfinder?" | In response to Reply # 0

JiangMX Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 02nd Apr 2004
Sun 06-Jul-08 01:52 PM

I will be very disappointed if D700 doesn't provide fixture for right angle viewfinder. Quite often, I shoot from very low angle to get certain vantage point. Its very tiring and cumbersome to bend down your body & head looking at the screenview.

Jiang

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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#3. "RE: Right angle viewfinder?" | In response to Reply # 2

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Sun 06-Jul-08 02:33 PM

>I will be very disappointed if D700 doesn't provide fixture
>for right angle viewfinder.

Don't worry

The D700 has the standard high-end Nikon round eyepiece. As pointed out above, the existing DR-5 right-angle viewfinder attachment will fit the D700. It will also fit the D300, D200, etc using a DK-22 adaptor.

Brian
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Jimi

South Lake Tahoe, US
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#4. "RE: Right angle viewfinder? Thanks" | In response to Reply # 3

Jimi Team Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2006
Sun 06-Jul-08 03:37 PM

Thanks All, and Brian for posting the DK-22. Now I will have to sell the DR-6. Didn't know there was an adapter for the DR-5.

I've lost too many eyecups from the D200 and D300. They don't seem to stay on while trekking through the bush. Or maybe it's me.

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BJNicholls

Salt Lake City, US
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#5. "RE: Right angle viewfinder? Thanks" | In response to Reply # 4

BJNicholls Gold Member Awarded for his contributions to the community and the Resources Charter Member
Mon 07-Jul-08 03:43 PM

I lost round eyecups when I used an F100 until I used loctite on the threads. Changing accessories on a threaded eyepiece is slower than with the dovetail finder (especially after you loctite your eyecup threads) - both have their drawbacks.

BJ

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