Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-21-2011, 12:10 AM   #1
New Member




Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1
Shortsighted SP500 User

Over the last few months I have put together a good collection of Spotmatic gear - I hope. The camera is an SP500, the original lens was a 50mm f2 but i managed to get hold of a clean 5omm f1.4, I also aquired a 28mm, a 100mm and a 200mm lens for it, all Pentax and fairly clean.

The reason I got back into film was because I became disinchanted with my DSLR. Now I have a collection of German, Russian, Japanese and even a couple of Czech TLRs. This Camera business is addictive.

I have taken some rolls of B&W and some colour at a family wedding. Maybe I am just getting used to the microprism focusing but a lot of the shots had the trees a few feet behind my subjects in focus. The subjects (people) were just a little bit out.

My girl friend said "diopter". Which on looking up the Pentax catalogue for the era was called a 'correction lens adapter'. Has anybody got one of these. Or can I make one and fit it into the metal eyepiece that has a flash shoe adapter incorporated.

Maybe I am being a little'shortsighted'! Sorry about pun.
Maybe I need to practice, maybe I need to use a smaller aperture.

Anyway I'm interested in your feedback from some long standing Pentax lovers.

MT

03-21-2011, 06:34 AM   #2
Loyal Site Supporter
eaglem's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Perth Western Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 25,637
Welcome to the forum, I'm sure you'll get the answers if you post your questions in the Pentax Beginners Corner.
03-21-2011, 06:40 AM   #3
Loyal Site Supporter
eddie1960's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Toronto
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,160
They still offer them, but i'm not sure the current ones will fit an sp500 (i had one for my K7 until something knocked the glass in my bag, now i'm waiting on another.)
older used ones are few and far between
the only other alternative is wearing your glasses for shooting (a nice large rubber eye-cup would help for this preventing damage o your glasses - like the hoodman ones some of which may fir you'll need to take the camera into the shop to test them

Check with Pentax's parts department for a diopter that's where i got mine
03-21-2011, 12:12 PM   #4
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,421
To expand on my reply to eddie1960 in the Marketplace:

If I wore glasses still (thank the deity for cataract surgery), I would seriously think about obtaining an eye cup/frame for the camera of your choice, take it to your local Optician and have properly prescribed lens cut and installed in the eye cup. A pair of glasses is pretty cheap these days in those one hour labs and the process is no different for the technician. This was suggested to me by the Optometrist that I had my prescription glasses made, back in my high school days, but the cost back then was too much for a student to handle.

Thanks,

03-21-2011, 12:18 PM   #5
Loyal Site Supporter
eddie1960's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Toronto
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,160
for the OP depending on what your prescription is there are 2 x -3 and 1 x -2 dioptors that will fit your camera in the market place I believe
03-21-2011, 12:26 PM   #6
Loyal Site Supporter
eddie1960's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Toronto
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,160
here is the posting if it helps

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photographic-equipment-sale/137483-sale-s...worldwide.html

If not, you may as suggested grab one of these and have the optometrist fit your prescription
Reply

Bookmarks
  • 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!
camera, collection, lens, pentax, sp500, subjects
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax SP500 Ole Pentax Film SLR Discussion 1 01-25-2011 05:56 PM
Pentax sp500 Flash recomendations. SliqueRICK Pentax Film SLR Discussion 3 05-18-2009 06:45 AM
Tamron SP500 f.8 Mirror Lens on K10D? 71Matador250 Pentax DSLR Discussion 5 11-11-2008 06:36 PM
K20D flash on Tamron SP500? Douglas_of_Sweden Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 09-10-2008 07:25 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:39 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, 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?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top