Most Liked Positive Review
Nikon Eyecup is really nice to your eyes
The Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup should have been included with the Nikon D3. I have used Nikon Rubber Eyecup on all my Nikon DSLR and film SLR cameras. It simply replaces the original eye piece. The rubber eyecup is very durable makes viewing through the lense very comfortable. The eyecup works well even if you are wearing glasses. I highly recommend the Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup. It is inexpensive and easy to install.
Most Liked Negative Review
Gave up on it
I'm still not convinced I'm installing this correctly, despite carefully following the instructions. The eye cup got knocked off so many times, I've given up. I was taking up valuable time trying to get it back on the camera instead of shooting. The idea of it is great, but the rubber comes off much too easily to be practical.
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It seems like I focused more on my subject with having this eyecup blocked some of the extraneous brightness of the light. I'm surprised it doesn't come automatically with the cameras, especially on the high end models...I know, I know... Tip: Be sure that it's tighthened in placed very well...came off the first shooting trip I made when I got it.
Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup is good to shoot it out door when it is bright sunny day.
I bought this to go with the magnifying eyepiece. I thought it would make the eyepiece more comfortable to use. The rubber bends back and doesn't really keep the cup shape. I guess it is better than putting your eye on the magnifying piece, but i don't think it is worth the cost.
I wear glasses and this really helps.
Great for blocking distracting stray light.
I used one on my Nikon D700 and now on the new D800. Helps to keep sunlight from entering around your eye. It folds flush to the camera body when not in use.
Easy installation on D4. Firmly attached and unlikely to come loose.
Excellent piece that I've had on all of my better Nikon cameras.
Nikon has changed the design for the better - it no longer easily pops off the eyepiece. I really like this style of eyecup - soft rubber - and have been using something like this for ~35years on my various cameras. I love the way these conform to the eye, no matter how the camera is held. The DK-19 fit the magnifier I use on my D7000, but the DK-19 I bought ~5years ago (then used with a D70) was a bit softer than this version. I purchased a new Nikon D-19 in June 2013 as a backup in case my other one gets lost, but this one fits so snuggly it's unlikely to inadvertently get knocked off. While this one fits snuggle, I have found I can reduce the chance of losing these types of eyecups by folding them down when not in use.
Supplied instructions were perfectly adequate, even though I mounted the rubber eyecup to the DK-17M magnifier eyepiece instead of the original eyepiece. Mounting the final assembly to the camera secures it all. Obviously, the corners in the picture frame will be slightly obscured since your eye is further away from the eyepiece, but subjects are placed in or very near the center of the frame anyway. I no longer have my nose squashed up against the back of the camera during photo composition. I just love this thing.