Anyone tried viewfinder magnifiers on full-frame Nikons?

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Anyone tried viewfinder magnifiers on full-frame Nikons?
Jan 16, 2013

Coming from the Canon 5DII, I'm a bit disappointed how dark the D600's viewfinder is when in poor light (clubs, for example).

One solution I thought of was to get either a viewfinder magnifier or a right-angle finder.  If I get something like a 1.22x magnifier, then I realise the corners will darken a little, but will the main view also darken?  If the main view is also a little darker, then I pretty much lose the 22% advantage.

A right-angle finder might offer the same size view, but will it be a touch brighter?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Nikon don't offer a viewfinder magnifier (DG-2 doesn't count, as it only magnifies about 20% of the centre-view).  Nikon do offer the DR-6 right-angle finder.

Here are a couple of cheap(ish) third-party candidates. Anyone used something like this?

TENPA 1.22x

Seagull 1x 2x

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Nikon D600
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