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04-13-2011, 02:40 AM   #1
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Is it possible to use a K7 focusing screen on a K5 ?

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Everything is in the title, i want to buy a focusing screen. A friend of mine got a Katseyes FS for K7, and i want to know if it's possible to use it with a K5.

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Yes they are of the same size.
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The K7 & K5 use the same focussing screens.
This is also shown in the Katzeye page;
Pentax K-5 & K-7 KatzEye Focusing Screen
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Pentax K-5 oma tähyslasi on paras.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 30v iPentax Quote
Pentax K-5 oma tähyslasi on paras.
I find the Katzeye with Optibrite better (brighter) than the original focussing screen at wider apertures which is where I would normally reside, so for me the Katzeye is best
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QuoteOriginally posted by robbiec Quote
I find the Katzeye with Optibrite better (brighter) than the original focussing screen at wider apertures which is where I would normally reside, so for me the Katzeye is best
Even without Optibrite. Trying to manually focus a 35 f2 or a 50mm f1.4 on a flat matte screen is just ridiculous. You run it to one end of the apparent DOF then to the other, and try to pick the middle, and STILL miss a lot. KatzEye fixes that. I don't know why Pentax doesn't offer a split-prism screen when they spend so much effort maintaining such wonderful backwards compatibility.
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Thx for your responses.
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