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Old Oct 4, 2007, 10:56 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried this? I have some vision problems-thought it might help.
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Old Oct 4, 2007, 9:48 PM   #2
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Hi DMJJR,

I don't have the Pentax one, but I do have the Nikon one which also fits, and is the same magnification, IIRC. I found that for general shooting, the magnification doesn't help as much as being forced to move my eye around to see all the VF info detracts, so this item has been consigned to the drawer . . . but it might be worthwhile when shooting macros, so I haven't gotten rid of it. There seem to be many who like and use it tho, so it's a YMMV thing.

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Old Oct 4, 2007, 11:25 PM   #3
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Pentax made optical viewfinder magnifiers for the Spotmatic andM series film cameras. The M series magnifier, which I still have, has its own diopter adjustment and folds up out of the way when not needed. It has a low eyepoint, however, so looking straight in you cannot see the whole frame, but by moving your eye around and "looking around inside" you can examine the entire field - very useful for macro photography. It fits the K series dslrs perfectly. You might be able to find a used one somewhere.

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Old Oct 5, 2007, 12:24 AM   #5
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Is there a model or part number on it Penolta? Looks kind of interesting to me.

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Old Oct 5, 2007, 1:35 AM   #6
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Is there a model or part number on it Penolta? Looks kind of interesting to me.

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It is simply called "eyepiece magnifier M". I don'tknow thatit is currently in production. It is a well-made piece of equipment.
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DMJJR wrote:
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Has anyone tried this? I have some vision problems-thought it might help.
i've got one and use it 100% of the time. works great even with my glasses on..

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Thanks for all the reply's-is it difficult to install-or do you just remove the existing rubber eye cup. Think I might order one today.
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I have one. It works very well if you don't wear eyeglasses. I have to take my glasses off when I use the O-ME53, otherwise I get a lot of vignetting in the Viewfinder.
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DMJJR wrote:
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Thanks for all the reply's-is it difficult to install-or do you just remove the existing rubber eye cup. Think I might order one today.
It's not at all difficult to install. You just pull the existing one off (read the instrictions) and place the new one in its place.
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