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11-03-2010, 12:02 PM   #1
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K-5 focusing screen

Does anybody know if K-5's focusing screen is compatible with the K-7 one ? From KatzEye e.g ?

11-03-2010, 12:14 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jan67 Quote
Does anybody know if K-5's focusing screen is compatible with the K-7 one ? From KatzEye e.g ?
I can't imagine there would be any reason why they wouldn't be compatible. I'm 99% sure it's the same VF/focusing screen setup.
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Does anybody know if K-5's focusing screen is compatible with the K-7 one ? From KatzEye e.g ?
I exchanged half-dozen emails with Rachel Katz last month about a split focus screen for the K-5. At no time did she mention I could use the K-7 flavor. She would not let me pre-order one for the K-5 but has me on a list to notify when she has them produced.
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QuoteOriginally posted by imtheguy Quote
I exchanged half-dozen emails with Rachel Katz last month about a split focus screen for the K-5. At no time did she mention I could use the K-7 flavor. She would not let me pre-order one for the K-5 but has me on a list to notify when she has them produced.
Is it possible they just want to be 100% sure they would work with the K-5, or do you think they're actually different? I'm wondering myself as I was thinking about picking one up and I probably would have just assumed if it worked for the K-7 it would work for the K-5.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
Is it possible they just want to be 100% sure they would work with the K-5, or do you think they're actually different? I'm wondering myself as I was thinking about picking one up and I probably would have just assumed if it worked for the K-7 it would work for the K-5.

Good question. But I figure if Rachel was not sure enough to sell me a screen then I will wait. She told me as soon as they begin listing them then they have enough in production that there will be no wait time to get one.
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I've already taken the Katz-Eye out of my K7 and put it into my K5. It even used the same shim.
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Thats what I've been waiting to hear.
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Thats what I've been waiting to hear.
Me too. Thanks brother Wheatfield.

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Has anyone else tried putting K7 Katzeye into K-5 to corroborate Wheatfield's success? Wheatfield, any further experience with the katzeye performance in your K5--focusing & metering behaving right?
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Has anyone else tried putting K7 Katzeye into K-5 to corroborate Wheatfield's success? Wheatfield, any further experience with the katzeye performance in your K5--focusing & metering behaving right?
It's all good. My K5 screen also dropped right into my K7 with no problems. The prism/ screen assembly would appear unchanged from the K7 to the K5
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
I've already taken the Katz-Eye out of my K7 and put it into my K5. It even used the same shim.
Excellent news!
Would you consider posting official report on this?
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K20D suurentava etsin sopii ainakin K-5.
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Interesting. What about a katzeye for Kx in the K5 then or are they incompatible?
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I received an email from KatzEye yesterday afternoon telling me that the K-5 screens are now available. She also says that the K-7 screens are fully compatible.
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Thanks Matt. They like you more than me it seems. When I told Rachel Katz that the K-7 screen was compatible last month she blew it off as "internet rumors" even after I gave her the contact at Pentax to verify the quote.
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