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10-25-2010, 06:19 AM   #1
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O-ME53 Magnifier for MZ-6/ZX-L?

Just purchased a MZ-6 body. Does the O-ME53 fit the viewfinder? Unlike other Pentax bodies, I can't see a groove/rail to slot in the magnifier. Any ideas?

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It will fit as all Pentax cameras since the M series accept the same magnifiers and angle finders. However, the O-ME53 can barely cover APS-C viewfinders, I doubt it will work on film bodies.
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Thanks for your reply.

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It will fit as all Pentax cameras since the M series accept the same magnifiers and angle finders.
I've got the magnifier. It physically fits every Pentax SLR I've used, from the Spotmatic to the MZ-5n to the *ist DS, except for the MZ-6. It must be something stupid on my part, but unlike other cameras, there isn't a slot on the viewfinder to slide in the magnifier.

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However, the O-ME53 can barely cover APS-C viewfinders, I doubt it will work on film bodies.
Yes, there is a warning on the packaging that it doesn't fit a "full-frame" camera, but from my experience it works just fine with the MZ-5n. The MZ-6 has an even smaller viewfinder than the MZ-5n, so I'd really appreciate using magnifier with it. I'd contemplate getting rid of the MZ-6 if I can't get the magnifier to work with it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by iht Quote
Thanks for your reply.
I've got the magnifier. It physically fits every Pentax SLR I've used, from the Spotmatic to the MZ-5n to the *ist DS, except for the MZ-6. It must be something stupid on my part, but unlike other cameras, there isn't a slot on the viewfinder to slide in the magnifier.
Have you removed the original eyecup?

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Have you removed the original eyecup?
I have now....it's a different eyecup to the usual, but it all works now!!!!

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