I am having a hard time looking through the viewfinder in bright sun. And I wear eyeglasses. So, I'm not seeing all the little important icons in the viewfinder. And of course in bright sun, it is useless to hit the Info button to view the LCD screen.
Is the Hoodman rubber eyecup a worthwhile solution?
I also wear glasses and find it works very good for blocking the light and protecting my glasses. The cup covers the rear screen a bit so I trimmed the bottom of the rubber cup a little with scissors. I'm happy with it.
check out the Hoodman eyecup, I have one on my d300s and will be puting one on my d7000. it works great, worlds better than the factory one. only complaint is that f you have to take it off, you will probably end up cussing alot at it.
The Hoodman D7000 eye cup is nice but might not be what you are looking for. It is large and has the side wing that will interfere with most glasses. The DK-22 Nikon adaptor is designed to allow various eye cups and magnatiftying adaptors to stack. A DK-22 to adaptor your VF to the round screw thread found on the various Nikon VF accessories, would allow you to screw on a DK-17m magnafier and screw on a DK-19 large round eye cup as an example. Stan St Petersburg Russia
I'm the OP on this thread and am awaiting shipment of the same Nikon parts. D-19 and D-22.
Without seeing the items, I remember from film days that Nikon eyepieces generally required stretching the rubber eyepiece over a circular flange on the mount. This requires some pulling and forcing. And it helps if the rubber eyepiece is warm. If you live in a cold place, then bring some water to near boiling on the stove and soften the rubber by immersing in the water briefly.
The mount (D-22) then slides onto the slot on the D7000. Of course you have to remove the present eyepiece from the camera.
I think. My parts won't arrive until after the 1st of the year. Unless someone else with this same equipment can suggest how it's done.
>I'm the OP on this thread and am awaiting shipment of the >same Nikon parts. D-19 and D-22. > >Without seeing the items, I remember from film days that Nikon >eyepieces generally required stretching the rubber eyepiece >over a circular flange on the mount. This requires some >pulling and forcing. And it helps if the rubber eyepiece is >warm. If you live in a cold place, then bring some water to >near boiling on the stove and soften the rubber by immersing >in the water briefly. > >The mount (D-22) then slides onto the slot on the D7000. Of >course you have to remove the present eyepiece from the >camera. > >I think. My parts won't arrive until after the 1st of the >year. Unless someone else with this same equipment can suggest >how it's done.
Hi Gary. I can fit the Eyepiece Adapter (DK-22) easily by simply removing the standard Eyecup (DK-21). That's not the problem.
The Rubber Eyecap (DK-19) will fit over the very small protrusion on the back of the Adapter but there is no method of retaining it (other perhaps Superglue). I've done some more searching and what I think I now need is Nikon Finder Eyepiece for FM, FE & FA Series Cameras (2925). It needs something that will screw into the Adapter to retain the rubber eyecap and from what I can see this is it??? However, it seems next to impossible to be sure as I can't find the internal diameter of the adapter threads and therefore the diameterof the male piece that is needed to screw into it.
The poster who said they had fitted this makes no mention of additional parts but I think they are required... I have checked and what I received were correct - no missing parts.
If I'm missing something obvious I hope someone will put me right.
Um, at the risk of being over-simplistic...buy a hat with a large brim. It shades the eyepiece nicely, and only gets in the way if you do a lot of vertical shots. Sometimes when the flash pops up, it will hit the brim, if you wear it too low on your head. Keeps me from getting a sunburned bald spot.(Most of my head, nowadays!)
The DK-19 and DK-22 just arrived. It does appear that a threaded lock ring is needed to attach the two.
Tomorrow is Saturday, and so I'll go up to the big camera store where I bought most of my gear and will ask them how to resolve this. They've got boxes and boxes of little Nikon bit & pieces, and usually give me what I need for no charge.
But, what we both need most is information. These guys are real Nikon old-timers. I'll get back to you in 24 hours. All is not lost!
The DK-19 and its eyepiece lens will not fit a DK-22. The DK-22 has the smaller consumer eyepiece diameter and the DK-19 and eyepiece are for the larger diameters of the pro (single letter F or D) bodies and viewfinders. Not sure about the DK-17, but check before you try that.
Sat 29-Dec-12 12:32 AM | edited Sat 29-Dec-12 01:56 AM by N4TVC
OK, my bad. I'm the one who recommended the DK-22 and DK-19. You also need the standard -1 eyepiece that comes with the FE2 cameras. I had these in stock, so forgot to mention needing this. It is the standard FM3A, FM2, FA, FE2 eyepiece lens. The rubber eyepiece is held in place by the lens in the DK-22. Then the DK-22 slides down the rails where the original eyepiece was.
But there was another bad piece of information...it is supposed to be a DK-3 eyecup, not DK-19. Not sure how I got those mixed up except that I use both of those.
My apologies for not including this info in my original post.
To the fellows (BZ and MasterDabber) who already purchased the DK-22 and DK-19 based on my recommendation, PM me and I'll send you a complete assembly (all the corrects parts included).
Charles (of Virginia) sent me the complete package needed. To make amends for giving the wrong information in this thread. What a gentleman.
As was stated above by Stan, here are the 3 elements needed to fit a viewfinder eyecup on a D7000.
a) DK 22 Eyepiece adaptor (for round eyecups)
b) D-3 Eyecup (not the D-19)
c) FE-FM Screw In diopter lens --- to hold a & b together. Available in varying magnifications, so get the 0 add, since the D7000 has a built-in variable diopter on the viewfinder. This threaded part was made to fit the FA-FM2-FE2 cameras.
Bravozulu, would you mind posting a picture of your triple-threat setup? I lost my eyecup last week and want a good replacement. I wear glasses as well, so what y'all are saying sounds great! eBay isn't showing me a FE-FM item that would fit, as far as I can see.
This is the proper Nikon part, but has the wrong +/- factor. You want a 0. You might want to go to a local camera store and do a special order. I'm sure you could do this over the phone. The purpose of the diopter is JUST to hold the rubber cup to the plastic viewfinder clip. It is threaded and locks CUP & CLIP together.
My Nikon dealer here in Los Angeles, has a plastic tub just filled with these viewfinder do-dads. It is a part for an old series of film cameras. I wouldn't throw a Hoodman product into the mix. Stay with Nikon.
The rubber eye cup is set into the socket in the clip. The clear diopter is only needed for its threads. It affixes the rubber cup to the clip. The clip with assembly is then pushed onto the camera viewfinder.
I threw a little dust on this so you can clearly see the glass diopter. It has a mechanical function only. Not for optics, so get a 0 version. Take note of the diopter threads.
This store in Hollywood sells the clip & eyecup. These guys are big guns with the movie industry. They have two magnifications in dioptors. But not the + 0. With the wrong dioptor, maybe the adjustable dioptor on the camera itself might compensate for it.
Search on ebay for "nikon fe2 eyepiece". There are about 20 showing up right now and about 10 of those offered are 0 diopter lenses. The ones marked as "replacements" or 2925 are actually -1.0 value. That is the Nikon Stock eyepiece for those finders. You can easily compensate for a +-1 or .5 with the diopter adjustment on the D7K.
That lens, plus the DK-3 rubber eyecup and the DK-22 adapter are the 3 items needed for the all-Nikon eyecup.
There are alternatives available (especially on ebay), but you get what you pay for, so to speak.
>The rubber eye cup is set into the socket in the clip. >The clear diopter is only needed for its threads. It affixes >the rubber cup to the clip. >The clip with assembly is then pushed onto the camera >viewfinder. > >I threw a little dust on this so you can clearly see the glass >diopter. It has a mechanical function only. Not for optics, so >get a 0 version. Take note of the diopter threads. > >This store in Hollywood sells the clip & eyecup. These >guys are big guns with the movie industry. They have two >magnifications in dioptors. But not the + 0. With the wrong >dioptor, maybe the adjustable dioptor on the camera itself >might compensate for it. > >http://www.samys.com/c/Eyecups--Eyepieces/3/184.html?orfilterby=vendorname;&orbegin=exact;&orend=Nikon; > >
I've been using a modified DK-22 with a DK-17m epoxied into it, with a DK-19 eye cup for the last few months. I like it, but I can't really see the entire frame -- the corners get cut. It is a bit too much magnification. I just ordered the parts for this set up so I can compare them. I'll post back once I get a chance to try this non-magnified setup.
I used both eye cup setups this weekend, and ended up sticking with the DK-17m. Although the corners are clipped a bit more than they are with the diopter/DK-3, I think the larger viewfinder image due to the magnification makes up for it.