Author Topic: End of the road for the humble DK-17M  (Read 852 times)

Ann

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Re: End of the road for the humble DK-17M
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2021, 06:49:41 »
How long before a helpful passer-by stops to ask you if you knew that one of the lenses in your glasses has fallen out?
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Re: End of the road for the humble DK-17M
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2021, 08:56:59 »
It's not easy!

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Re: End of the road for the humble DK-17M
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2021, 21:40:29 »
I was recently looking for one as I believe I'd sold mine (it's been a long time). I am regretting that a bit more now... or my inability to figure out what I did with it. The price I was able to locate was around $100.00 USD on an auction site.  :(

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Re: End of the road for the humble DK-17M
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2021, 22:28:55 »
It's not easy!

I thought, wait... did they release another Terminator LOL.

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Re: End of the road for the humble DK-17M
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2021, 12:58:27 »
Same problem here in Australia.  There are much less expensive Chinese made alternatives that I am now looking at.

Maybe once I have undergone cataract surgery in 12 months time I will be in better personal optical shape - that is COVID-19 not withstanding!
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Re: End of the road for the humble DK-17M
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2021, 20:30:57 »
I tried some of the alternatives in the past, but none proved to be a worthy substitute for the DK-17m. I will see if I can find them, and write my opinion about them. Though their sticking out too far is an issue I distinctly remember. This made the camera hard to carry, and hard to squeeze into a bag.

I am awaiting delivery of another used DK-17m! A bargain at only $70!  :( :( :(

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Re: End of the road for the humble DK-17M
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2021, 22:45:28 »
I must have said this before but: Someone needs to make a DK-17M replacement with a Fresnel lens element so it can be used by most eyeglass wearers.

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Re: End of the road for the humble DK-17M
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2021, 23:54:17 »
I must have said this before but: Someone needs to make a DK-17M replacement with a Fresnel lens element so it can be used by most eyeglass wearers.

Dave

A Nikongear Kickstarter project?  ;)