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F4 eyepiece & eyecup variants?

Googlyelmo

Seattle, US
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Googlyelmo Registered since 10th Oct 2012
Sun 17-Feb-13 01:37 PM

I have an F4 that is a sweetie, but it came to me without an eyecup/eyepiece. So I am left with some choices, looking at the items available through Boca Photo and KEH. There are 46mm wide eyecups, with and without eyepiece glass, DK-17 Nikon replacements, and many other variants. I am having a hard time determining what to get. My F4 has NOTHING attached to the eyepiece, just a threaded metal lip that is integral with the DP-20 finder, and I can touch the red shutter when it is closed.

I think I'd prefer to get two items. First, the original rubber-covered narrow-rim screw in fitting (which I believe is the DK-17), and then also one of the wide variety (some of which appear to fit over/screw into the DK-17 some directly to the DP-20, some with glass, some not). As for the DK-2 listed in the F4 manual (available now on KEH) I am unsure if it attaches directly to the DP-20, or whether another fitting is required between them.

I'd appreciate others' experiences and recommendations. Also, alternative sources for these parts (since much of Boca's inventory seems to be on backorder most of the time, even the darn little strap rings with plastic protectors! Likewise KEH, which is sort of catch as catch can)? Thanks.

--Will

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