I have been doing this with these parts since the D100. It works great for me. Only caution: don't twist the eyecup while the DK22 is mounted on the camera, or you may split the little legs on the side that hold it on. I now keep a spare DK22 around, just in case...
Agreed... I also keep a spare DK22 as the" legs" can easily break; I broke mine recently when remounting it to the camera at an airshow... in a hurry.
Another word of caution (and maybe this is unique to me), check the tightness of the eyecup assembly occasionally. Mine has loosen a number of times and once I lost two of the three parts (only the DK22 was left). I thought about a tiny amount of glue to secure the assembly but then I would not be able to replace the DK22, so I check the tightness on occasion.
I did the same thing, but I ended up not liking it. I wear perscription glasses. The extra glass surface introduced by the Finder Eyepiece coupled with the rubber eye cup and the lenses in my glasses caused ghosting of the image in the viewfinder. Of course, it didn't affect the image quality, but it was annoying. Depending on the circumstances, it was difficult to compose the picture at times.
The eyecup I would recommend is the EC1. I found that the other one on the same line breaks too easily because it has a plastic bracket. As you can see, the EC-1 has a metal bracket. I usually buy them a few at a time, since they tend to pop off and disappear.
If you can keep your head when all about you, people are losing theirs, you don't understand the problem,
hi i just want to say if you try one of the eyecups from bocaphoto just remember that you get what you pay for i was getting a few other small things from there and thought i would get a EC-1X eyecup to try out well i would still be disappointed if it was free!! very cheaply made bit of plastic with sharp edges would not be good if someone bumped the camera when you were looking through it if you want an eyecup get the nikon bits may cost a bit more but you get to keep your eye
this is not a shot at bocaphoto as there service was good hope this helps someone to not be so disappointed as i am (with the eyecup) steve
Thanks a bunch for a very effective and very well described solution. Got this easily mounted on my D200/IR and the D300. All the bits & pieces were readily available and the gizmo holds together securely.
Wed 08-Jul-09 11:59 PM | edited Thu 09-Jul-09 12:03 AM by l8mdl
I just picked up a HoodEYE. Seems OK and I do wear glasses. Previously I used the original Nikon #2939 - the Boca replacements have very hard rubber and work ok; the OEM Nikon had nice soft rubber, but they are no longer available.
I know this post has been inactive for quite some time but I wanted to post a solution to TiggerGTO's issue with the ghosting. I recently built the Nikon kit version eyecup and had the same exact issue right off the bat. Ghosting was very noticeable indoors when the lens was pointed anywhere near a light source. Of course this didn't effect the image at all, but was extremely annoying. To fix this I removed the retaining ring from inside the eyepiece adapter which allows you to remove the clear plastic disc. This fixed the problem.
I've used all the above combinations of eye cups, and have found that the best for me has been an Olympus EP-6. It is much better at keeping the 'light' out of my peripheral than any of the circular ones. It's also much better and more comfortable than one which came with my D300. It looks completely factory and is a bit tighter than the OE.