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04-20-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
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K-7 Diopter Adjustment lever ?

Just bought myself a K-7 and 16-45mm for not much money and managed to knock the seller down even more due to it having no Diopter adjustment lever.

I have adjusted it ok for my eyes with the aid of a small screwdriver but would obviously like to get it fixed properly.

Anyone know if its just a case of trying to source the part and pressing it home or is it a dismantle job?

Thanks.


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I sent in my camera (K20d) for that very repair, a couple of months ago. My camera toppled off the edge of the coffee table, only damage was broken diopter.
It was replaced no problem. I think, if my memory serves me correctly, it cost me about $130 for the repair and full clean job on the camera. (don't quote me on that)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike.P Quote
Just bought myself a K-7 and 16-45mm for not much money and managed to knock the seller down even more due to it having no Diopter adjustment lever.

I have adjusted it ok for my eyes with the aid of a small screwdriver but would obviously like to get it fixed properly.

Anyone know if its just a case of trying to source the part and pressing it home or is it a dismantle job?

Thanks.
I had one break on me too (I was switching out my viewfinder eyepiece with the magnifying one). Pentax says to contact their parts department, or if you have a local camera shop, they might be able to get your one. I'm in the process at the moment. Their design is pretty good as I looked at my K-7's intact one after breaking the K-5 one. It's just a simple piece of plastic that notches into the metal lever inside the camera (meaning a cheap intentional point of failure to protect expensive stuff).

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Cheers guys.


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Don't know about the rest of you but I'd actually be inclined not to replace it. Compared with my old K100D I've found the K7's diopter too easy to move accidentally. If you've been able to click it to where you want it, Mike, I'd honestly suggest you leave it at that and spend the six quid on cofee and cake. (In fact, if it's only a press fit I might even take mine off...).
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I may actually do just that.

Have ordered the part anyway but will probably just leave it off until I sell the camera one day.
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cool, my one fell off, need to have it replaced
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Part arrived, fitted in approx 30 seconds.

Well pleased.

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I'm with Wombat on this one. I got the magnifying eyepiece (O-ME53) and have found that the diopter adjustment lever gets bumped frequently. It obviously doesn't matter when using AF, but since I frequently manual focus, it can be a pain.

NaCl(it's not like there aren't other things to pay attention to)H2O
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I have had the O-ME53 on my K10D/K20D/K-7 & now K-5.

Never had it move once with all those cameras.
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I probably have clumsier fingers than you do. I think it's because with the O-ME53 the little lever is more...open if you will, because the magnifying eyepiece sticks out a little further. Anyways I manage to bump it at least once in every two or three outings.

NaCl(not a big deal but annoying if you MF as much as I do)H2O
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Guys, this is exactly my problem now except on the K20D. Doesn't adjust at all and stuck in some "blurry" (for my eyes) setting.

I unscrewed the two little screws one either side of it and now? Doesn't seem to budge...
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Know this thread is old but does anyone know where I can get a replacement k20d diopeter adjustment lever ?
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