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Nikon Inc. DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece

The DK-21M magnifies the finder image by approx. 1.17x.
Average Customer Rating:
4.143 out of 5
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5 out of 7(71%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece
Review 1 for DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Worth it for me

PostedJanuary 28, 2014
Blind Bat
Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
Age 45-54
Favorite Subject Travel
Nikon Family 0-1 years
Experience Less than a month
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
Just bought it today and was installed in-store on my D7100. I immediately noticed I could actually now see the info at the bottom of the viewfinder instead of just blurs. Also helps keep my face from smearing up the big lcd screen. Two birds down with one new eyepiece. As much as I like it, $30 is still $30. Half that would have been better. It's staying on my camera full time.
Easy to install. Does what it says.
+5points
Review 2 for DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

excellent companion for my d5100

PostedFebruary 21, 2013
photomaster
Age 45-54
Favorite Subject Landscape
Nikon Family 2-5 years
Experience 3-6 months
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
it improves the viewfinder and is very helpful when focusing it`s always on my camera
+1point
Review 3 for DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent tool for it's price!

PostedFebruary 2, 2012
chupani
Location UK
Age 25-34
Favorite Subject Landscape
Nikon Family 2-5 years
Experience More than a year
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
Used it on D40 & D5000 -
viewfinder picture is clear and sharp and appears much bigger
easy to attach
DK-21M extends a bit making camera handling a bit easier
definetely recommended, price is ok as well
worth trying
+2points
Review 4 for DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Good enough

PostedMarch 11, 2012
Luis
Age 35-44
Favorite Subject Travel
Nikon Family 11-20 years
Experience 6-12 months
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
PROS: Bigger image. You can read the data in the viewfinder on baseline
CONS: Little eyepiece glass so you need to put your eye very close. Poor eyepiece ergonomic design, it can be fall out.
 
My product recommendations
 
 
 
+2points
Review 5 for DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

It also fits the D5100

PostedMarch 5, 2012
Streamwalker
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I just put this eyepiece on my D5100, and though it does not make a huge difference, it is significant enough to make it well worth the few dollars it costs, and a very welcome upgrade to my D5100. It really helps to focus on long zoom shots. It stands about 1/4 inch further back than the rubber eyepiece that comes on the camera, which is also better; it gets your face off of the monitor screen. And in contrast to what I've read on some reviews from other websites, it does not take away from the area of view of the viewfinder; at least not on the D5100. I can easily see the entire rectangle, and what's inside it, better than without it. It is now a permanent part of my D5100; I will never take it off!!!
+17points
Review 6 for DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Not worth the Money

PostedJuly 28, 2010
OzzyDownunder
Location Australia
Age Over 65
Favorite Subject Landscape
Nikon Family 0-1 years
Experience 3-6 months
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
I purchased one and having to wear glasses does not help at all. To use it had to remove specs and still found that the View Hole was too small. A BIG LET DOWN
+58points
Review 7 for DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

DK-21M on D7000

PostedAugust 21, 2011
Malaysia Truly Asia
Location Malaysia
Age 35-44
Favorite Subject Travel
Nikon Family 11-20 years
Experience Less than a month
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
This eyepiece magnifies what you see by a factor of 1.17x. Meaning, whatever you see in the viewfinder will be magnified by 17%. Unfortunately, the DK-21M viewing hole is a lot SMALLER than the original viewfinder which I find strange because the reason people buy this is to get a bigger, better , crisper and an unobstructed view of the image being composed , eg. like on a D700 upwards. Is this a design flaw? The 17% magnification also obscures some corners of the image in the viewfinder depending on the placement of your eye. I bought it, used it once and now it just sits in my bag. It's an accessory that you might want to skip. Regards from Malaysia :)
+15points