Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-30-2021, 07:13 AM   #1
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,086
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
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North Wales
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,669
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

My tenpa 1.4x seems a good compromise.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
DMC-G1  Photo 
07-30-2021, 02:07 PM   #3
Not a Number's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Venice, CA
Posts: 9,526
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.
07-30-2021, 09:53 PM   #4
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,086
Original Poster
Thank you both. Grateful.


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
magnifier, pentax magnifier, tripod
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K5 w/3rd party grip, Pentax remote & OME53 magnifier (Katzeye screen sold) Arrvon Sold Items 17 01-08-2019 03:07 PM
Wanted - Acquired: PENTAX Magnifier Eyecup O-ME53 or Pentax Magnifier FB aslyfox Sold Items 4 10-30-2017 07:19 AM
For Sale - Sold: (AUS) SMC Pentax-M 50mm/1.4 & A35-105mm/3.5 & MV1 body & DB1 Grip (AUS) ddhytz Sold Items 4 04-22-2010 03:28 AM
For Sale - Sold: [US] K7 Body & grip, K20 Body & grip, DA* 16-50 2.8, DA* 50-135 2.8, & more andyschwartz Sold Items 4 03-09-2010 10:23 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:42 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]