Anyone using DR-5 right-angle (90degree) viewfinder with D800/810?

danhowldanhowl Posts: 36Member
edited April 2015 in Nikon DSLR cameras
I have used the my DR-5 right-angle viewfinder on my D3X for a few years now with great success, especially for low angle shots. Reading the specifications on the DR-5 it says that it is compatible with the D800/810. However, I have found that the threaded ring on the D800/810 is clearly larger than the ring on the D3X. I called Nikon support to see if there is an adaptor required and they say it should mount without problem. Unless I am missing a piece of the puzzle, the DR-5 isn't made for the D800/810. Has anyone had success with this?
D3X, D800, 17-35, 28-70, Zeiss 55mm OTUS, 85mm Zeiss CF.2, 85mm PCE, 70-200 VRII, 105DC

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  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,308Moderator
    Here is my guess... I have a DR4, which comes with the DK 12 adapter ring. This fits my D800E perfectly. There is an optional DK 13 adapter ring, but I do not know what this is used for. Without the DK 12, the male threaded part of the DR4 is much too small to fit the D800 eyepiece.
    Msmoto, mod
  • Parke1953Parke1953 Posts: 453Member
    I have the DR 5 and there is a ring that fits to it and goes right onto the D800. All the parts came with it. I'll have to find the box and see what else there is.
  • Parke1953Parke1953 Posts: 453Member
    Found the box with the instructions. In the instructions under nomenclature # 6 adapter ring. There is also a picture.
  • danhowldanhowl Posts: 36Member
    edited April 2015
    Thanks for the responses.

    I went back to my D3X and see that the DK 12 is on it--guess I forgot installing it. It does fit both the D3X and the D800. Guess I'm going to need to buy an additional one if I plan on still using my D3X as I have transferred it to the D800. I'm keeping a DK17 on my d810 for the time being to see if I like it
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    D3X, D800, 17-35, 28-70, Zeiss 55mm OTUS, 85mm Zeiss CF.2, 85mm PCE, 70-200 VRII, 105DC
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,308Moderator
    Strange, I have a DK17M on my D800E and love it. It makes a difference especially if I am manually focusing.
    Msmoto, mod
  • snakebunksnakebunk Posts: 683Member
    Did you solve your problem?

    I am using a DR-5 with my D800 and it works fine. Don't remember putting on an extra ring on the DR-5, but I can check if you are interested.
  • danhowldanhowl Posts: 36Member
    thanks SB. I transferred the DK12 to my D800. I believe you might have put the DK12 ring on when you started using the DR-5 like I did. I forgot that it was on my D3x while it was at NPS repair. Once I got it back and examined I found I could just move it to the D800. The DR-5 is certainly useful for low angle shots--though less useful for horizontals when you have a Pocket Wizard on the hotshoe. I have to decide how much I need the DR-5 to see if I need to get two additional DK12 rings.
    D3X, D800, 17-35, 28-70, Zeiss 55mm OTUS, 85mm Zeiss CF.2, 85mm PCE, 70-200 VRII, 105DC
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