I have read that an eye cup is a helpful accessory, especially when using a large telephoto lens. I have the D200 and 200-400VR and can't seem to determine the nikon part# (or part nos.)for this accessory item or assembly. Hopefully, someone can point me in the right direction.
Here's a link to Precision Photo. They carry a number of accessories, including eye cups. Just scroll down the their web page. They have there own brand and a Nikon version, which is more money. I have both (as a back-up in case I lose the eye cup or break the plastic piece that slides over the eye piece on the D200.
>Dave sorry to be asking another question but is it possible >to flick the hood "tail" around with your specs or >face so that portrait or landscape can be changed? > >In other words do you need to use your hand to rotate it? > >Ian
Hand... it is stiff... and friction to move... that way it doesn't just flop around on you... I'm a little lazy and tend to leave it in landscape most of the time...
I also use the HoodEye on my D300 but did not like the fact that it nearly always left smudges on my eyeglasses after just a few shots. I saw an ad for the HoodEye designed for eyeglass wearers so I purchased one. It works a lot better with less smudges on the glasses.
>I also use the HoodEye on my D300 but did not like the fact >that it nearly always left smudges on my eyeglasses after just >a few shots. I saw an ad for the HoodEye designed for >eyeglass wearers so I purchased one. It works a lot better >with less smudges on the glasses.