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    Default Eye cup DK-19 for D800

    I bought a DK-19 but it appeared flimsy and unsecured. Every abrasion makes it drops out. Eventually i lost it.

    Has anyone met similar problems? I am hesitant in buying another one if it is of such design. Any alternatives?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JacePhoto View Post
    I bought a DK-19 but it appeared flimsy and unsecured. Every abrasion makes it drops out. Eventually i lost it.

    Has anyone met similar problems? I am hesitant in buying another one if it is of such design. Any alternatives?
    I have 2 DK-19s and they are tight as hell and super secure. Did you install it properly?

    See this video and watch how it is supposed to be install. That retaining ring that came with the eyecup need to be pressed firmly into place.

    Last edited by daredevil123; 15th February 2013 at 02:59 PM.

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    B&H is selling at $7.95 each. I order two, reaching here soon.

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    Default Re: Eye cup DK-19 for D800

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    B&H is selling at $7.95 each. I order two, reaching here soon.

    Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup 4787 B&H Photo Video
    Damn... it's $30 or something per piece from Nikon SG... (ok, I may have remembered it wrongly... but certainly not US$8, I think).

    Yes, proper installation very important. I torn one already
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    B&H is selling at $7.95 each. I order two, reaching here soon.

    Nikon DK-19 Rubber Eyecup 4787 B&H Photo Video
    Thanks for sharing... but...

    Wow! The product is $7.95, but the shipping is USD 41.26? DId i see it correctly?
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    Default Re: Eye cup DK-19 for D800

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    I have 2 DK-19s and they are tight as hell and super secure. Did you install it properly?

    See this video and watch how it is supposed to be install. That retaining ring that came with the eyecup need to be pressed firmly into place.
    Thanks! Especially for the video.

    1) The one i bought on ebay (from a HK, China supplier) comes without a locking ring.

    2) The rubber was softer and more malleable . Hence even with the locking ring, it may just bend out of the locking ring.

    I have written to the seller of ebay. I doubt he will compensate.

    Can anyone share any good contacts? Thanks.
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    I brought mine from Gmarket $3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JacePhoto View Post
    Thanks for sharing... but...

    Wow! The product is $7.95, but the shipping is USD 41.26? DId i see it correctly?
    I bought a couple of things at the same time, so the shipping is free for all items to my comgateway US address.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STTNP View Post
    For DK 21
    [Qoo10] dk 21
    u talking about DK21 or DK19?


    only can find DK21.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Damn... it's $30 or something per piece from Nikon SG... (ok, I may have remembered it wrongly... but certainly not US$8, I think).

    Yes, proper installation very important. I torn one already
    Is it that fragile? I found it to be very tough... pull here and there and no tears whatsoever... You must be very strong.

    BTW, Nikon SG sells the DK-19 for $13...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacePhoto View Post
    Thanks! Especially for the video.

    1) The one i bought on ebay (from a HK, China supplier) comes without a locking ring.

    2) The rubber was softer and more malleable . Hence even with the locking ring, it may just bend out of the locking ring.

    I have written to the seller of ebay. I doubt he will compensate.

    Can anyone share any good contacts? Thanks.
    The ones I have I bought in singapore, and the rubber is actually quite strong and it takes some strength to squeeze the round glass into the DK-19.. Once the retaining ring goes in, the eyecup is not going anywhere.

    Are you sure the one you got is orginal Nikon and not a knockoff?

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    I have 2 DK-19 too, it's so "locked" that it's really locked there and the rubber material doesn't seem like it's gonna get torn easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avsquare View Post
    I have 2 DK-19 too, it's so "locked" that it's really locked there and the rubber material doesn't seem like it's gonna get torn easily.
    One of mine finally got a small little crack after 2 years of constant use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    One of mine finally got a small little crack after 2 years of constant use.
    Is it cos the rubber starts to dry?

    I noticed that for mine, one is harder than the other. The harder one is about 2 years while the softer one is 1 year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avsquare View Post
    Is it cos the rubber starts to dry?

    I noticed that for mine, one is harder than the other. The harder one is about 2 years while the softer one is 1 year.
    Not that... I move the camera in and out of bags so much.. I think one occasion it caught on something and cracked a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Not that... I move the camera in and out of bags so much.. I think one occasion it caught on something and cracked a bit
    I see.. but did you notice that it gets harder over the years or?

    I'm just having a conjecture that drying rubber was the reason of the difference in hardness of my 2 DK-17. Both are Nikon original, not knock off.

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    I got mine from Amazon. I had the DK19 and also the DK-17M.

    No issue at all after using for 1 year plus.


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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    The ones I have I bought in singapore, and the rubber is actually quite strong and it takes some strength to squeeze the round glass into the DK-19.. Once the retaining ring goes in, the eyecup is not going anywhere.

    Are you sure the one you got is orginal Nikon and not a knockoff?
    Haha... Mine was a knock off. I already mentioned in the start i bought it on ebay. So, this serves as a warning for buyers for the eye cup. Thanks for the link. I think i paid close to SGD 10 for the knock off so it wasnt really worth it. From your kind leads, i am gg down to Nikon SG to get an original one. haha!
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