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Fotodiox Fotodiox Replacement Split Image Focusing Prism Screen for Pentax K-5, K-7,

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Fotodiox Fotodiox Replacement Split Image Focusing Prism Screen for Pentax K-5, K-7,
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Description:
This focusing screen features the matte field with cross-split image in the center dividing the subject in half both vertically and horizontally for more accurate manual focusing. If you are using a manual focus lens, not satisfied with the accuracy of your AF lens, or are using a lens mount adapter; this split screen is your best choice as it brings you a brighter view finder for a clearer picture. Features a Precision Matte surface, Pentax AF points remain fully visible, and focus characteristics suited to most lenses. For the best results use an aperture of f/5.6 or faster. An Ideal purchase for users who frequently manually-focus in dim light with fast lenses.
Features:
Precision Designed Replacement of Original Screen
Ideal for manual focus in combination with a lens mount adapter
Usable for everyday shooting
24 Month Manufacture Warranty

Compatible Cameras:
Pentax K-5, K-7, Kx, Kr, Km Digital Camears
Product Type Split-Image Focusing Screen for Pentax
User Replaceable Yes
Screen Type Split Image with Micro Prism Center
Manufacturer Fotodiox Inc.
Warranty 24 Months



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Review Date: July 28, 2015 I can recommend this item: No | Price: $30.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: works well
Cons: when the tab has been cut off !

Ordered in desperation after six week wait for chinese screen from Ebay
Question to photodiox
>Is the handling tab on
the correct side for the K5 please ?

Answer from Fotodiox ( Very prompt )
Yes it is.
on the right facing you

Bought from amazon and arrived in a couple of days in UK from USA - not china post continental drift !

The only trouble is when the screen arrived when the mounting tab is placed in the slot the micro-prism and split image are on the wrong side
( facing down into the mirror box )
To be honest I was expecting this - sort of ( Having read the review on Amazon.com )

Out with the modelling knife and off with the tab !
( Holding the screen in the bag it came in ! )

Screen transported by plastic tweezers holding the outside edges ( not the flat faces ) . Dropped in and clamp clicked shut .

Testing:

Quality / Finish
Apart from the above design flaw the molding quality just fine . Even after 'surgery' the screen unmarked !

Brightness of the matte area just fine ( IMHO )

So what's it like with a lens or two ?

Tamron 18-200 f3.5-6.3
18mm ( f3.5 )
  • Split screen works well - eye position not critical
  • Micro-prism works well
  • Ground glass performs far better than standard screen ( Can see if in focus and depth of field )
200mm ( f6.3 )
  • Split screen works - eye position not too tricky one half sometimes noticably darker but vertical spit clear
  • Micro-prism Useless
  • Ground glass performs far better than standard screen ( Can see if in focus and depth of field )

Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro
  • Split screen works well - eye position not critical
  • Micro-prism works well
  • Ground glass performs far better than standard screen ( Can see if in focus and depth of field )

Sigma 500mm f7.2
  1. Split screen just works - eye position very critical but still infinitely better than the standard screen !
  2. Micro-prism Useless
  3. Ground glass performs far better than standard screen ( Can see if in focus and depth of field )
Apart from the ( rectifiable ) design flaw it works well .
Looks like it will do what I bought it for !
In all cases focus seems very accurate in the resulting pictures
It's 8 for performance - most of the time I think It would actually be better without the micro-prism collar !

But not recommended as surgery required !
If you are happy with a craft knife give it a try
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