I'm thinking of ordering the DR-5 right-angle viewfinder for my D700, how exactly does it attach to the camera? Do I need to buy anything additional so it will work with my camera? I'm finding I need one more and more, especially with my macro photography.
I have a modified DR-6 but it works the same as the dr-5. You just unscrew the current eyepiece, by closing the viewfinder shiled that locks it, and then screw in the DR-5 and opening the viewfinder shield. You then adjust focus so your viewfinder lines are sharp and you are ready to go.
Ruedi I don't have a DR-5 but a DR-6 and since it has no buttons, I am going to assume you mean the two buttons on the D700 finder. The one of the left is a lever that controls the viewfinder shutter. It is also a lock that keeps the right angle viewfinder from coming off if it is screwed in. The one one the right,is the diopter adjustment. You pull it out and turn it until your viewfinder is in focus, then push it in to lock the setting.
How did you modify the DR-6? I have both a D300 and D700 and would like a solution that works for both, if possible. I bought a Hoodman unit used off the I want to sell forum a month ago, and now that I know I will actually use it since I have pulled it out of the bag a few times, I am interested in upgrading to a better quality unit.
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Barry go to topic #5766 in this forum. That is the thread where I told people what to buy.(if you put "DR-6 and D700" in the search box it will be the first thread that comes up). I got a metal adapter on eBay from Hong Kong. It looks like it was made by Nikon, and attaches to the DR-6 so it screws in to the D700. You just remove it to use the DR-6 normally on a D200 or D300.