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06-26-2012, 03:46 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by gorski Quote
That is good news, because then we do not need to wait for the focusingscreen.com to make a dedicated screen for K-30, but the screen for the K-5 can be ordered. Are you 100% sure that they look the same?
Focusingscreen.com doesn't make screens but uses stock screens and trims them to size. Trust Frank to know what he's talking about, he's one of the most knowledgeable persons when it comes to Pentax gear.

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Focusingscreen.com doesn't make screens but uses stock screens and trims them to size. Trust Frank to know what he's talking about, he's one of the most knowledgeable persons when it comes to Pentax gear.
I would agree with creampuff.
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And me with them 3... LOL!

K30 focusing screen is similar to K5/K5ii/K5iiS...
I believe if you read up on the Pentax K30 on various "review" sites, they do actually state along the line of, "following the success of K5.. similar screen..."
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Changing the focus screen is a nightmare. It's terribly fidgitty and fragile process, with shims and focus adjustments. The screens itself are extremely fragile, any fingerprints or other marks that happen during installation are almost permanent. There will certainly be dust in your viewfinder. And then there's the incompatibility. The screens that are good for slow lenses, like the stock screen, aren't really useable with the faster lenses. But the screens that are perfect for fast lenses are terrible with slow lenses. (Blackout problems.)

I had my local B&M Pentax store install it for me in my old K5. And even they couldn't prevent dust from entering the VF. Off course, I'm the only one that sees the dust specks, others just say I should ignore them and enjoy my new screen. Sorry, I'm too much of a perfectionalist for that to ever happen.

Your LCD display will always be many times better for manually focussing your fast lenses, then any focussing screen. It's just not worth it.

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