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05-03-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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Pentax K-5 electronic viewfinder ?

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Is it possible to tell me if is possible to include any electronic viewfinder on Pentax K-5 ?
Thank you.

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No, unless you want to count those stupid things that attach to the back of the lcd, or video out tv screens

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No, unless you want to count those stupid things that attach to the back of the lcd, or video out tv screens
No my friend. I really don't like to use the lcd. I simply ask because with a electronic viewfinder it's more easy to photograph. We can exactly see if is to much light or not exactly how is seen on lcd and the only lens i have is Tamron 18-200 - 3.5/6.3 and i really need a new 1 good enough without so much aberration and a week sharpness.
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An accessory such as this one will replicate the LCD output inside a dedicated viewfinder, but IMO it's not a true EVF. And look at how clumsy it is!

Zacuto Z-Finder EVF Pro (3.2") Z-FIND-EVFP B&H Photo Video


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QuoteOriginally posted by PedroCosta Quote
the only lens i have is Tamron 18-200 - 3.5/6.3 and i really need a new 1 good enough without so much aberration and a week sharpness.
I have that lens. An alternative way to solve this problem may be to get something like DxO Optics Pro software. It has a lens module for the Tamron 18-200 that can correct a lot of the problems you have outlined with that lens.

Otherwise things like the Lilliput field monitors may be useful to you. They aren't electronic viewfinders per se, but they will certainly make it easier for you to see what you are shooting...
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You can also use a field monitor with the hdmi port.
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An accessory such as this one will replicate the LCD output inside a dedicated viewfinder, but IMO it's not a true EVF. And look at how clumsy it is!

Zacuto Z-Finder EVF Pro (3.2") Z-FIND-EVFP B&H Photo Video
And look what you'll have to put up with it if you do buy it. The stares...the laughs.....the finger pointing from passerby's.........Oh....the Humanity.
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No, unless you want to count those stupid things that attach to the back of the lcd, or video out tv screens
Adam, I hope you are not talking about the LCD loupes (something like this). This is one of the best things I've bought for my Pentax K7! It's perfect for focusing manual lenses (e.g. the excellent Takumar 50mm f/1.4), but rather useless for anything else . Yes, this rear-mounted monstrosity falls off very easily, looks stupid and makes the camera much more difficult to handle but... it just WORKS.

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