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07-30-2021, 07:13 AM   #1
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Pentax Magnifier & Magnifier-M

g'day fellow members.

am wondering, are there any members who might know, between the Magnifier and Magnifier-M, which is the one that can fit on current DSLRs such as K-1, KP, K-70, and older ones such as the K-X and K-R.

appreciate those who have experience / knowledge on this to enlighten.

Thanks much!

07-30-2021, 09:18 AM   #2
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AFAIK There are two fittings: the early narrower ones that fit on the spotmatics etc, and then the later ones that fit on all the later pentax film camera and all the dslr's.
I have a couple. I found the early designs too limited in their eye relief and exit pupil - unusable for me. I have a later 2x one - the pentax magnifier FB (pic), but generally speaking the vignetting of the viewfinder is a problem and the gain in detail from the magnification is offset by the increased dimness. My impresson is that they would work best with a split prism.

See here - couple of original U-M scans
https://www.pentaxforums.com/accessoryreviews/pentax-refconverter-a.html


My tenpa 1.4x seems a good compromise.
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The Magnifier M will fit all models from the M series (film) bodies on including the K mount DSLRs. It will also fit the K series film bodies (e.g. K1000) but loosely as the viewfinder frame on the K film bodies is smaller.
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Thank you both. Grateful.

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