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05-11-2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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Viewfinder magnifier for K-30

I have been looking for a viewfinder magnifier, or the eyepiece for my k-30 for a while. So far I haven't found one that is explicitly stated that is compatible with k-30. Can someone recommend one ? I don't need anything fancy like right-angle one. Just a simple magnifier that can help me do manual focusing.

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The O-ME53 fits.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SteveB Quote
The O-ME53 fits.
I have one on my K-30, it is the optional eyepiece/magnifier for the K-30 as well as other models.

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I can confirm that, I have the O-ME53 on my K-30 right now

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I used the O-ME53 on Kx, Kr, now it passed and use the K30, happy, my recommendation
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Thanks. I think I know what I'm gonna get now.
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Just in case there is doubt, I have one too, and it works pretty well.
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I have gone through 2 of the Pentax O-ME53 units . . they are nice . . BUT . . the rubber that forms the eyecup is too flimsy and rips very very easily . .
after the second O-ME53 caught a branch and ripped I ordered the Tenpa MEA-P 1.36
Which fits perfectly . . and very pleased both with the quality and fit of the unit . . assembly is easy and if the directions are followed practically fool proof.
The rubber eye cup can be used (or not) the unit also comes with a shred-proof rubber jacket if you don't want to use the eyecup . . the eyecup can be turned
down or pulled out as desired . . This TENPA 1.36 Unit is head-and-shoulders above the Pentax unit a quality item . . the cameras own diopter lever is used
to focus on the focus screen bars (as is done for the stock viewfinder) . .
The quality is great . . I have read several commenters who say that the 'information' that is delivered to the eye piece from the K-30 is "hidden" by
the Tenpa unit . . but I have not found that to be the case at all . . in my opinion the Tenpa is the unit to buy (its a bit more costly than the Pentax but well worth it.

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