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DK-17M + DK-19 --- Need pics and help

Andy Smothers , Apr 26, 2010; 12:18 p.m.

I am trying to fit this combo together on my legacy D2Xs. Does anyone have a detailed picture and/or more importantly explanation of how these component fit? Apparently there is a newer bell shaped piece with the DK-19, but cannot get the compression ring to fit.
Stupid Monday issue, please pardon my question as it is seems it should be more intuitive!!!
I would really appreciate some help on this!
Thanks, everyone.
Andy

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Eric Sande , Apr 26, 2010; 12:59 p.m.

I used this combo for awhile on a D2x. Since the cup sits away from the viewfinder, the ring can easily come off. The cup came off mine on the first outing. I did find it, but the ring was never seen again. I think if I were to attempt that setup again I'd put some drops of super glue around the ring and make it permanent.


DK-17M with DK-19 eye cup

Andy Smothers , Apr 26, 2010; 02:30 p.m.

Eric, thanks for the reply, but there is a new solution to the ring issue other than super glue. Apparently, Nikon has finally addressed and resolved this.
I just got it working fine with the new barrel cap that comes with the DK-19!
I just didn't know how to orientate it. There is a new cap that sits on top of the setup in the pic above that locks in all into place. I figured it out and confirmed it with a in-depth review.
Look here for the details.

Eric Sande , Apr 26, 2010; 04:53 p.m.

Nice to see that they found a solution to this. Maybe I'll add a DK-19 on my next order of stuff from B&H to get that ring.

Andy Smothers , Apr 26, 2010; 07:11 p.m.

Do I get extra points for solving my own problem? :D

A. Valerio , Apr 27, 2010; 09:33 p.m.

Nice to see that they found a solution to this. Maybe I'll add a DK-19 on my next order of stuff from B&H to get that ring.

The piece comes with the DK-17m, not the eyecup. You can, however, call Nikon up and they will ship you the piece if you need it (possibly free of charge).

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