Ultra-light in weight and exceptionally compact, the Nikon Eyelevel Finder DE-1 provides the photographer with a precision viewing aid that allows the operation of the camera at the convenient eyelevel shooting position most desired for today’s action photography. The DE-1 employs a precision optical glass pentaprism with three silvered surfaces for increased reflectivity and brighter finder image.
The design of the pentaprism provides for laterally reversing the image while maintaining it erect– thus, the subject is viewed through the finder (even when the camera is positioned vertically) in the same manner as it appears when viewed directly with the unaided eye. The large eyepiece at the rear of the finder enables viewing of the total frame area, even for those persons wearing spectacles. Additionally, the finder is designed to provide an image magnification of 0.8: 1 at a dioptre of -1, the latter for providing visualization as though viewing at a distance of one metre (normal eyesight accommodation). Other features include a threaded eyepiece mount for accepting various accessories (e.g., eyepiece correction lenses, rubber eyecup, etc.), full-frame viewing for the most accurate subject composition, a choice of either satin-chrome or black enamel finish, and a built-in ready-light (with external electrical contact) for use with Nikon speedlight units of the period. This finder is often selected for use in applications where reduced weight is desired, or when metering is not required, such as indoor flash applications.
Usable cameras: any Nikon F2 camera body; no modifications or adjustments required for mounting.
Finder coverage: virtually 100% of image recorded on film Dimensions 39.5mm (H) x 53mm (W) x 56mm (D)
Accessories included (plastic prism guard)