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Old Nov 9, 2012, 4:50 PM   #11
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I installed a http://www.focusingscreen.com/ split image screen in my K2000, not hard but you need to shim the screen for accurate focus, I got mine very close on the first try using the directions. I also use the green hex in the finder for focus conformation. For time lapse you can attach a notebook computer running PK_Tether pktether.com and it will enable you to capture time lapse. It also enables you to use debug mode on the K2000 to adjust the autofocus if needed, mine was off quite a bit. I did the adjustment using the cameras image compare while taking images of text in the distance close to but not quite at infinity.

For time lapse you should be able to use a phone or tablet with an ir out put, I found an android app called Photoirmote that seems to do time lapse.


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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:27 PM   #12
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Another help to manual focusing is the Pentax O-ME53 magnifying eyepiece.

It helped me with the K2000 as well as the K20D.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:41 PM   #13
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The magnifying eye piece looks interesting.
Is the Pentax OEM better than the other ones out there?
Some of the others I see have a higher magnification (I know, at always a better thing) and some are cheaper and more expensive.
Do they allow use of the diopter adjustment as well?
Do they replace the current eye piece or do they just slip on and off allowing use of the regular one if wanted?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:57 PM   #14
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I use the Pentax model. It slips on over the eyepiece in place of the eyecup, and is easily removable. It does narrow your field of view somewhat, so I would think the ones with higher magnification would do more. It doesn't affect the diopter adjustment. I haven't used the less expensive ones at all, but didn't think the pentax was too much.

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Old May 6, 2013, 10:47 PM   #15
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Well pulled the switch and got me a K30 today
Got the remote timer control and the AA battery adapter.
So plug in 4 AA alkaline batteries and go into setup and play around.
Next thing I know after about 10 minutes, shuts down with exhausted batteries.
Had to break out the dang manual (I hate it when that happens) to read on how to set the battery type. But these still don't seem to last all that long.
Is that normal?
My K2000 I could get decent life out of them.
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Well pulled the switch and got me a K30 today
Got the remote timer control and the AA battery adapter.
So plug in 4 AA alkaline batteries and go into setup and play around.
Next thing I know after about 10 minutes, shuts down with exhausted batteries.
Had to break out the dang manual (I hate it when that happens) to read on how to set the battery type. But these still don't seem to last all that long.
Is that normal?
My K2000 I could get decent life out of them.
I have the Kr with the AA adapter and a K2000 that only uses AA's I get poor life out of alkaline batteries. Both do great with Sanyo eneloop rechargeable batteries.

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