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01-23-2014, 09:33 PM   #1
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K-3 viewfinder with magnifier O-ME53

Does any one have experience with the K-3 viewfinder with the Pentax O-ME53 magnifier? It works well with the k5 series but the k3 has a shorter eyepoint which may make use less comfortable by requiring one to push the viewfinder closer to ones eye (compared to k5) to have a complete view. Any comparative experiences?

01-23-2014, 10:36 PM   #2

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Works fine. I had to work to see the numbers at the bottom on the K5, but it is better on the K3. I wear glasses as well.
01-24-2014, 03:35 AM   #3
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Same here, works fine.
01-24-2014, 09:14 AM   #4
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Works good for me.


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+1, and wouldn't be without it!
01-25-2014, 03:50 AM   #6
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Thanks for the opinions. I just managed to try it myself and indeed it works well. The K3 viewfinder is also noticeably brighter and has a less yellow colour balance compared to the k5 series. All in all a good improvement aside from small decrease in eye relief. The AF points could be brighter though as they can be difficult to see in bright light.
Another improvement for the next model could be a brighter OLED info panel like in the D7100 - that one is superior to others.

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