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12-03-2011, 06:18 PM   #1
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Anyone know the part# for the focus screen?

Hey all, anyone know the original part number of the focus screen that came with the K-5? I see LF-80 that looks similar on Pentax's Webstore, but that's for the K10D and I figure they're not the same size. I need to replace the screen and can't seem to find it through Google. Although I may opt out for the ML-60 focus screen instead.

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If you're replacing the screen anyway, I would really urge you to go aftermarket and get a better screen than what Pentax has to offer. Do you ever MF or use fast lenses with shallow DoF? If so, do yourself a favor and get a Canon s-type screen cut to fit your camera. It will greatly enhance your usage. If you don't ever do these things (meaning you mainly use slower zooms and pretty much always rely on AF), then forget all the above and carry on.
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lol...I'm still relying heavily on AF, but that's mainly due to poor eye sight and glasses. Maybe one of these days I'll get crazy w/ a dremel and look at the Canon option. In the meantime, I'm just looking for a replacement of the OEM because I accidentally damaged mine and what I'm seeing through the VF is driving me nuts.
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K7 & K7 Screens

ME-60 Plain Matte Focusing Screen
MF-60 Framed Matte Focusing Screen (Original)
MI-60 Scale Matte Focusing Screen
ML-60 Divided Matte Focusing Screen

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Thank you! I figured someone here would know.
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