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11-15-2018, 03:37 PM   #1
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Internal diopter setting Pentex K50

Hi all. I was wondering. I have a Pentex K50 and my nephew and I did photography together. He recently passed away unexpectedly and I am reaching out to someone who may know. When he initially set up my camera there was an option in the internal programming to put my corrected diopter into the program to eliminate the use of glasses. It was one of the reasons he wanted me with this camera for photo shoots. It is not the external wheel but in the program settings.
I can't find it and I need to change the setting. The customer service techs are absolutely no help. Does anyone out there know how to do this??? I really am getting desperate
Thanks: Donna.

11-15-2018, 04:38 PM - 1 Like   #2
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Hi Donna. Sorry to hear of your loss, and hopefully this will help. The diopter adjustment on the K-50 looks to be a manual adjustment, the same as on the K-5.

Slide the rubber viewfinder eyecup upwards to remove it and itíll reveal a click-stopped slider above the viewfinder aperture. Move the slider one way or the other until what you see in the finder (image and setting information) comes into sharpest focus. Then slide the eye cup back on.
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To clarify, there are no software diopter settings beyond that physical switch on the viewfinder mentioned above.

If additional adjustment is needed, you can attach an external diopter lens in place of the eyecup.

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Welcome to the forum, I do hope that you've managed to resolve your issue by now.


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