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Old Apr 14, 2016, 10:56 PM   #1
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Has anyone installed this replacement focusing screen? Thinking about getting one for my K-5iis. Does it help focusing with manual lenses? How about ease of installation?
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Old Apr 14, 2016, 11:14 PM   #2
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Can you tell a little bit more about this screen, where you buy it etc?

I have replaced the screen in my K5 with a customized Canon ee-s screen from Focusingscreens in Taiwan. It has helped a lot for manual focusing, especially with my A* 85mm f1.4.
The downside is that what you see in the viewfinder is a bit darker with this screen, more the smaller the largest aperture of the lens is. Not a big problem in my case though, my slower lenses are all autofocus and the darker image is somehow more crispy and clear anyway.

It was pretty easy to install, Fucusingscreens provided tools (plastic tweezers and fingertip "condoms") and instructions.

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Old Apr 15, 2016, 9:45 AM   #3
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It's a Pentax product-B&H and Amazon sell it-$45.00
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OK. Seems like this screen, besides having engraved guiding lines, is designed to give a brighter VF image, making manual focus with slower lenses easier. That is the direct opposite to the Canon ee-s. So wether it will be helpful for you depends on what lenses you have in mind. Slower lenses, often zooms = yes it will. Faster primes (faster than f2.8) = no it won't.

http://focusingscreencare.com/pentax...d-matte-38579/

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As I get older manual focusing becomes more difficult & I have to depend more and more on the autofocus. I have a few manual focus lenses-one in particular is the SMC-A 50 2.8 Macro. Hoping this screen will help.
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