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02-07-2012, 08:01 PM   #1
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Katzeye on order do I need shims? (K20D)

I have my Katzeye focusing screen on order for my K20D, site says its a 2-3 week backlog so I'm going to be pissed if it gets here and then it needs shims I don't have yet. Is there a focusing screen shim kit of high quality (or from pentax) that you can just order? I hear about people making them but Id rather not do anything that I could screw up and have it lopsided or something. If they come in a variety and are not expensive I'd rather waste money and have a pile of them in advance.

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I seem to remember another post around here that said you could order them straight from Pentax by calling their parts dept. but I don't remember the number, sorry.
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I just received and installed a Katz-Eye for my K200D. No shims were needed. I believe Katz-Eye screens are made to the same thickness as the stock screen. I'm really happy with the improvement the screen makes for manual focus lenses. Good luck with yours.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jetfin Quote
I just received and installed a Katz-Eye for my K200D. No shims were needed. I believe Katz-Eye screens are made to the same thickness as the stock screen. I'm really happy with the improvement the screen makes for manual focus lenses. Good luck with yours.
I personally was unhappy with KatzEye. The lines that were drawn on Screen where not visible enough. The other functions were remarkable. OptiBright does help, but the screen does cost some big bucks...

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My K10D needed shimming; local Pentax repair center did it for me but it's still not perfect Lot better though, but want to do it myself now.
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