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03-14-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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Split Screen Focus

Just want to open this by letting you know that I bought a K-5 and a 35mm Macro 2.8 along with a used Pentax 135 mm 2.5 from B&H awhile back....great to do business with ! I want to do more shootng in manual mode and am toying with the idea of installing a katzeye split screen focus in my K-5 for that reason. I wear reading glasses,would that make using a split screen focus out of the question ?What would be the down-side of putting one in my K-5 ?.I'm planning on buying a FA 31 mm before this fall from B&H to take pictures at my sons' wedding and I'm thinkinf when I take the K-5 off auto this might be a big help.Also for focusing used manual lenses.If you think this is a good idea do you know of a reputable camera shop that does this....preferably in upstate NY or Vermont. Thank you for your time in dealing with this question.

03-14-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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Thanks for the kind words and your business. Speaking to eye glass wearers, a Split Image screen will not benefit you. I've heard many good things about Katzeye screens but have no first hand experience. My guess is you'll more than likely void your warranty but this is Pentax's call, not mine. Using many MF lenses myself the thought of a split image screen is appealing.

The screens come with user installation directions, not sure of any repair shops that will do this. Unfortunately we do not do camera repairs.

Here are 3 reputable service providers we know of, you can contact them directly for installing the Katzeye screen.;

110 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003
212 673-8400

Phototech Repair

Chrysler Camera Repair (across from B&H Photo)
367 West 34TH ST. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone 212-682-3547

Mack Camera and Video Service
200 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
1 800 252-MACK

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