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Provides an upright, un-reversed image for right angle viewing.
Individual eyesight adjustments are possible.
Excellent for copy stand work or when taking pictures close to the ground or around a corner.
The DR-5 allows you to set the reproduction ratio to either 1:1 or 1:2.
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Especially Nice for Tall People I'm very tall and this device is on my D700 almost all the time now, even when I carry it outdoors. I actually get better portraits with this thing because of the lower angle. Since I received it as a gift there has been a sudden improvement in my compositions. I highly recommend it. June 30, 2012
Right Angle for Down and Low Very solid build and easy to attach to my D700. I do a lot of micro photography and anyone doing micro work knows the subject is not always at a position that affords looking through the viewfinder; sometimes the object is just too low to the ground. The DR-5 allows for a better "Top Down" viewing and has a switch to select 1x or 2x magnification. The viewfinder rotates left or right for different view angles. The DR-5 has the ability to adjust to different eyesights with a twist. Notes to consider before purchase; This is a screw on unit - if you are looking for pop on pop off convenience this is not for you. Right Angle means Right Angle, 90 degrees. It would be better if it were slightly less than 90 degrees - 80 degrees or adjustable between 90 and 80. This would allow for a less than direct top down eye position. I rarely find my camera at 90 angle to the object when doing outdoor micro work. This unit is better suited for studio work. Using the 2x magnification feature will prevent you from viewing the camera's metering system via the viewfinder as it cuts off the readout at 2x. Thus you will either need to switch back to 1x or take the meter reading first then switch to 2x for final focus, but 2x is a good thing. To note as well, is when using a flash along with the DR-5 this may present challenges using the viewfinder when it is positioned straight up behind the flash. This will place the viewfinder about 2.5 inches behind the flash. Having a SB900 mounted with the viewfinder is somewhat awkward. You can rotate the viewfinder to either side and position yourself to view from that angle. I use a SU-800 and do not have this issue since the SU 800 is short and stubby my flashes are not on the camera with my outdoor system (R1C1). All in all the DR-5 makes the down low angles possible without laying on the ground. November 18, 2010
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I need to replace the rubber eye cup on my DR-5. What is the part number, and where can I get one? Thanks.

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I was contacted by Nikon - No, there is no replacement.
Here is the nikon answer;
Unfortunately, the DR-5 eyepiece mold is not offered for sale.The replacement of the eyepeice mold on the DR-5 has to be done by a authorized Nikon service technician. You can use the link below to schedule a repair, or find a repair station. http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Service-And-Support/Service-And-Repair.page
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Unfortunately, the DR-5 eyepiece mold is not offered for sale.The replacement of the eyepeice mold on the DR-5 has to be done by a authorized Nikon service technician. You can use the link below to schedule a repair, or find a repair station.
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Service-...
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Replacement Eye Cup - When and Where

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Is there a Nikon Replacement Rubber Eye Cup for the DR-5?

I have a DR-5 that is difficult to use without the eye piece and have looked high and low.
I found the old part number (1K460-032) but not able to find a way to buy it.
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The repair link NIKON offers has no option for an eyepiece repair. Thus, I am left to select other option which then states NIKON is not able to determine the repair cost.

I want to know the cost before I waste my time and the environment for a SIMPLE rubber eye cup replacement. This is not acceptable, in order to replace the part, Nikon must have the part and therefore knows all values in order to say what the cost is. what is the COST of a replacement eye cup for a DR-5?
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Unfortunately, the DR-5 eyepiece mold is not offered for sale.The replacement of the eyepeice mold on the DR-5 has to be done by a authorized Nikon service technician. You can use the link below to schedule a repair, or find a repair station.
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Service-...
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if i shoot in portrait mode will the finder turn so I still look down

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I shoot models a lot and sometimes I like to shoot from the ground and in portrait mode (where the image is vertical), so my question is does the DR-5 Screw-in Right Angle Viewfinder adjust so I see from top still
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If I understand your question - The answer would be; Yes.
Turning the camera in portrait mode would simply require you to rotate the DR-5 90 degrees left or right. Your view would be in Portrait. The DR-5 allows for a more top down view angle.
- When I use my DR-5 in the field I often find I need the DR-5 to be less than 90 degrees, allowing me a more comfortable viewing angle slightly from the side. The DR-5 is very flexible in this regard.
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Yes it rotates to what ever angle you need.
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Is a round adaptor included to attach this viewfinder to the D700 camera

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The DR-5 comes ready to screw on your D700. It does not require an adapter, you remove your stock eye piece and screw on the DR-5.

Don't do like I did... make sure you remember where you place your original eye piece for later use.
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There’s no need for an adapter to attach the DR-5 viewfinder to the camera.
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is there an adapter for my d90.

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since i own a d90 and d700, is there a adapter or must i purchase the dr5 and dr6.
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There's no adapter for the D90 in order for you to use the DR-5 Screw-in Right Angle Viewfinder.
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Is this a fixed right-angled viewfinder or can it swivel to other angles?

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Angle is fixed but can be rotated 360 degrees.
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