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01-12-2018, 11:18 PM   #1
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Pentax 645 magnifier - will it work on the 645D and 645Z?

I came across a Pentax 645 2X flip up magnifying eyepiece on eBay. Has anyone tried it with the 645D/Z and if so, how well does it work?

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It fits okay on the Z but Liveview is perhaps more useful as one can choose the area to be magnified and magnify well beyond 2x.....the D is a more suitable candidate, especially for macro.

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QuoteOriginally posted by loveisageless Quote
I came across a Pentax 645 2X flip up magnifying eyepiece on eBay. Has anyone tried it with the 645D/Z and if so, how well does it work?
While I'm pretty sure it will physically fit, and it might be useful for something on a D, I don't immediately see how it would be more useful on a Z than Live View..
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Hi, I am using it on the 645D. Gives you an extra clear view of the centre of the viewfinder, so definitely helps with focusing. This is not an ideal set-up, because the eyecup will have to be removed, the outer ring of the viewfinder unscrewed and then the magnifier will have to be screwed on. Great if you can leave it on for a while. painful if you need to remove it when the camera goes into the bag. Also remember that you only see a small part of the view in the centre, so for off-centre focus you will need to move the composition to focus first and frame again afterwards. All eminently doable and part of the slowing down pleasures of photography.
I paid some 70€ for it and found this money well spent.

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