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Old Sep 14, 2016, 7:14 AM   #1
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Default Looking for a split image K7 focusing screen

Katzeye no longer makes focus screens so I was wondering if anyone knew of a source for an old split-image style focus screen for the K7. I just shot a roll of black and white with a mid '70s Pentax KX ( the film KX from a few decades ago not the digital KX from a few years ago ) and it was a joy to use the focus aid and my results were fantastic. I want to relive that with digital, set the old K7 to manual and break out my very complete set of XR Rikenon lenses and my old Pentax M 200mm. It would be fun.

This is a frivolous thought so I am hoping to get the screen for a reasonable price, can anyone direct me to a source.
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Old Sep 14, 2016, 4:32 PM   #2
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Check http://www.focusingscreen.com/

A Taiwan company. I bought my customized Canon ee-s screen for my K5 from them. Good product, fantastic service. I bought a piece of plastic and was treated like a... valuable customer!
They have split/prism screens for the K7 listed.

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Check http://www.focusingscreen.com/

A Taiwan company. I bought my customized Canon ee-s screen for my K5 from them. Good product, fantastic service. I bought a piece of plastic and was treated like a... valuable customer!
They have split/prism screens for the K7 listed.

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Thanks, I'll check it out.
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I also used focusingscreen.com for my split image on my first Pentax DSLR a K2000, worked great, I also remembered my ME Super screen that is why I got one for the K2000. I still use manual lenses but relay on the red dot and green hex for focus conformation on my K30
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Katzeye no longer makes focus screens so I was wondering if anyone knew of a source for an old split-image style focus screen for the K7. I just shot a roll of black and white with a mid '70s Pentax KX ( the film KX from a few decades ago not the digital KX from a few years ago ) and it was a joy to use the focus aid and my results were fantastic. I want to relive that with digital, set the old K7 to manual and break out my very complete set of XR Rikenon lenses and my old Pentax M 200mm. It would be fun.

This is a frivolous thought so I am hoping to get the screen for a reasonable price, can anyone direct me to a source.
Ira,

I still have the split screen you gave me a while ago on my DL. It still works. Amazing. It helps in focusing (particularly for the smaller screen of DL

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Old Oct 12, 2016, 11:06 AM   #6
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Yes, Daniel, I wish I could find that source again and get a screen for the newer cameras. It would make my K5 a very neat camera indeed.
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Old Oct 17, 2016, 3:13 PM   #7
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found out after I got my split screen that my K2000 (my 1st DSLR) was off focusing and after getting instructions on how to adjust it (that wasn't a menu option of that camera) I really didn't need the screen anymore. I also found the split image center to be darker than the stock screen, and it didn't work well on slow lenses.
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The point is now moot anyway. I sold the K7 and I find the K5 and K3 are easy to use with the focus assist. Thanks for the replies.
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