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12-20-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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A custom bullseye from KatzEye

I mentioned in another post that I was having trouble adjusting to the lack of a center focus point marking on my K3's focusing screen. I was used to Nikon DSLRs, where you can always see the focus point and aim it precisely before actually focusing. On the K3, the focus point doesn't light up until you actually focus.

Well, I fixed the problem. Or more accurately, Rachael at KatzEye Optics fixed it for me. (I believe Rachael is the company's co-owner.) After discussing the issue on the phone with me, she took a standard K3 screen and precision-engraved a small rectangle on it, dead-center. The results? A permanent center-focus mark and a happy K3 user.

The only downside was the cost, which was $105 plus shipping. But to me, it was worth every penny.

If anyone else needs a custom screen, I can highly recommend KatzEye. Rachael is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.

-- Bob

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