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06-25-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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Focusing Screen "Pentax K-x" removal

Hopefully I'm posting in the right forum.

My question is this, what is the correct procedure for removing the Focusing Screen on my Pentax K-x? On what part of the latch do I clasp, and in which direction do I pull or push this latch to release the Screen? And with what tools do you use, I know people have use tweezers, which type do I need or is there another tool which is better suited for this operation.

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06-25-2010, 11:41 AM   #2
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If you go to the Katz Eye web page they have the procedure. It's quite simple as I recall.
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I've have already been there, but I don't want to have to purchase a new screen just to obtain the tweezers they supply. Also from they instructions it appears to me that you have to pull the clasp to release the screen, and yet I've read else where that you push down on the clasp to release the screen, so which way is the correct one?
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Come on, surely there's someone out there who know how this is done correctly.

I really hate being ignored !! (only joking....a bit !)

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I have never done it, however I have been considering it and have found these links,,,,good luck!
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I have swapped out screens many times on my K10D. I owned one of the cheapos from China (which I no longer use). Any tweezers will do although plastic ones are less likely to damage the screen if you happen to pick it up in the wrong place. Try Radio Shack for plastic tipped tweezers. Electronics guys use them. It only takes a few seconds to change screens. The Katz Eye site has nice pics.
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looks like the best option is to try to get hold of some plastic tweezers, thanks for your help
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Very glad to find this thread! I'm a longtime K-1000 user, and I bought my first DSLR (Pentax K-x) this last Friday. So far I've been very disappointed with the focusing experience using the viewfinder, finding it unreliable and uncomfortable. Wasn't clear from reading reviews that the K7 would have been any better at indicating focus clearly. I have to rely on the focus indicator/beep to get the best results, and coming from the K-1000 that is a very disconcerting thing to do. Sounds like a Katz screen is in my near future.

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Question: why remove a screen if you don't have a replacement? If it's because you have dust in the viewfinder, I highly recommend leaving it alone - and dozens of previous threads on that topic confirm this. You have as great a chance of making it worse as you do of making it better, a very real chance of completely ruining it, and in any event, it's just going to be a temporary fix because dust comes and dust goes all the time according to its own schedule.
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