Any recommendations for an alternate DK20 eyepiece for a Nikon D3200 or D5100 that gives a better visual for wearers of glasses? Amazon has many but the reviews are all over the place. My glasses keep me from getting my eye close enough to the viewfinder to see the full frame.


  • \$\begingroup\$ This might be an interesting reading for you: Does wearing glasses hinder one from becoming a good photographer? \$\endgroup\$
    – Regmi
    Jun 16, 2013 at 17:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ I'm a glasses wearer and simply leave the eyepiece off. Always have. \$\endgroup\$
    – user2719
    Jun 16, 2013 at 17:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ Is your prescription outside of the diopter range of the camera? \$\endgroup\$
    – Itai
    Jun 16, 2013 at 22:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Itai - fiddling about taking off and putting on glasses repeatedly is not something anyone wants to do if they don't have to. Ever. \$\endgroup\$
    – user2719
    Jun 17, 2013 at 9:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ I am not sure about Nikon, however I know Canon does offer eyepieces with an extended rubber hood, as well as an additional diopter, for people who wear glasses. I used to use one, but I did not like how the dipoter lens in the eyepiece worked...it shrunk the size of the viewfinder image, which made it harder to detect focus. These days, I try to slip in some contacts whenever I head out to do photography...just results in a far superior experience. \$\endgroup\$
    – jrista
    Jun 19, 2013 at 0:23

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I've found that something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Hoodman-Glasses-Hoodeye-Eyepiece-Cameras/dp/B007NKPSFW tends to do the job.

It's really just a simple idea. An enlarged eyepiece to cover the eyeglass lens. I bet it wouldn't be to hard to fashion something yourself. :D

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    \$\begingroup\$ but seriously, if at all possible I'd use contacts. You really can't beat them when using your camera. \$\endgroup\$
    – codedude
    Aug 8, 2013 at 0:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ I ended up just upgrading to a full-frame camera; FF viewfinders are much larger and easier to look through. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ivan
    Apr 17, 2017 at 14:19

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