I am thinking of buying a new eye cup piece to replace the one on the camera. I have a habit of putting my face tight to the viewfinder and find that I have pressed buttons on the back of the camera with my check. I thought this would stop that keeping my check further away from the back of the camera. Which one would work.
Great minds think alike? I almost posted the very same question a couple of days ago, but instead I did a bit of internet research...
I almost went for the Hoodman, but I read about some problems with full viewfinder visibility and seeing the top of the LCD behind the big, oval eyecup.
Instead, I went for a solution that I think I first saw somewhere here on Nikonians a while ago. It involves 3 Nikon accessory parts: •Nikon DK-22 eyepiece adapter for rectangular viewfinder mounts (D7100, D7000, D90 and many others) •Nikon eyepiece for FM, FE &FA series (round eyepiece element that screws into back of adapter) •Nikon DK-3 rubber eyecup (to fit on FM/FE/FA eyepiece)
The total cost is about $35 plus tax (if applicable) and shipping -- a bit more expensive than the Hoodman.
So far only the eyecup (from Adorama via Amazon) has arrived, but the other two pieces are on the way from B&H (eyecup was backordered there).
All the pieces arrived on Saturday. I put the contraption together and shot with it a bit over the weekend. I think it is an improvement over the original flat eyepiece -- as a left-eye shooter who uses back-button focusing, I really appreciate the extra bit of distance between my thumb and my nose when focusing!
I took some quick iPhone pics for you. The first one shows the new eyepiece on the camera; the second is an attempt to show the extent to which it obscures the top of the LCD; the third shows the three pieces involved (from left to right, DK-22 adapter, FM/FE/FA eyepiece, and DK-3 rubber cup).