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02-11-2017, 04:25 PM   #1
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+2 Diopter for K1000

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Looking for a +2 diopter for the K1000 SLR. I've acquired Nikon +2 versions and they seem to fit my K2 and ME Super quite nicely (although snugly). The Nikon is just too loose on the K1000 and I'm afraid it will get lost when taking the camera in and out of the bag. Any ideas. Not looking for a magnifier -- I already have an M magnifier which fits on the K1000, but the meter is not visible. I also have a Olympus OM variable magnifier (VARIMAGNI 1.25x and 2.5x) and it works fabulously on the ME Super and K cameras at 1.25x allowing full view of the meter, but it is a right-angle unit and is rather awkward to use for regular shooting. Hoping someone has a spare K +2 diopter or can point me to a suitable unit.

(Note: If you've ever considered a Pentax REF-A and were put off by the price, check into the OLYMPUS VARIMAGNI Right Angle VIEW FINDER. It can be had for a bargain and works a treat.)

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Still hoping to find one ...
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Still hoping to find one ...
Have you tried Eric? I got one from him for a K1000.It's been a while ago,might be worth a shot.
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Have you tried Eric? I got one from him for a K1000.It's been a while ago,might be worth a shot.
Excellent idea. I'll shoot him an e-mail.

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No-go with Eric. Still looking.
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Do you use the Nikon ones made for the EM/FG ? That's what I use for my M bodies,but they are too thick for the slot on the K1000 I have.A little
sanding on the backside made it fit the K1000 OK.
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Do you use the Nikon ones made for the EM/FG ? That's what I use for my M bodies,but they are too thick for the slot on the K1000 I have.A little
sanding on the backside made it fit the K1000 OK.
I purchased the GENUINE Nikon DK-20C Diopters. Not really sure what Nikon's they are designed to fit, but they are loose on the K1000. Based on your results, I'll look for Nikon diopters specific to the EM/FG as you've stated. I don't mind sanding it at all.
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I purchased the GENUINE Nikon DK-20C Diopters. Not really sure what Nikon's they are designed to fit, but they are loose on the K1000. Based on your results, I'll look for Nikon diopters specific to the EM/FG as you've stated. I don't mind sanding it at all.
There are the ones Nikon Eyepiece Correction Lens for FG EM + 2.0 | eBay

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Thank you!! I've already executed the purchase and am looking forward to its arrival!!
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Received the suggested diopter and it is exactly what the optometrist ordered!! A snug fit, but I was able to get it over the viewfinder resulting in a nice and secure fit.

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