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07-10-2018, 07:02 PM   #1
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Diopter Adjustment slide fell off!

So, I went to re-adjust the diopter setting on my Pentax K-50. It was recommended in the manual that it was easier to adjust if you first slid off the eyepiece thingy by pushing it straight up, so I did. Alas, the little plastic diopter slide came with it! So, now it seems that I cannot reattach the darn thing and make adjustments. Does anyone know how it is supposed to be held on or have any suggestions for a fix??

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It snaps in place. Mine snapped off when I tried to adjust the diopter with the eyecup off. You push it straight down to get it back on. I got it to snap back but it seems to me to be less heavy duty than I would like. I wish I could get a spare just in case.
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Mine can't be snapped back on, slid in or reattached in any way! There are no pins, grooves or anything that would allow me to do that.
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So, here are pics of the front & back of the diopter adjustment slider as well as the back of the camera showing where the eyecup piece is supposed to slide in...there is a slit in the eyecup where you are supposed to be able to use the diopter adjuster, and I can slide the adjuster back into the slit but it no longer works. You can see a small black rectangle which is soft, flexible rubber, where the diopter adjuster used to sit but there is nothing on that to snap into or whatever!
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Oh no, can you stick tweezers into the slot and move anything left or right? I gently tried to take off that piece and couldn’t, I wonder if it’s all one piece so there isn’t a way to re-connect it.
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I thought of doing that but didn't want to exacerbate the problem. I sent an e-mail to Pentax support but haven't heard back yet. Unfortunately the only authorized Pentax repair location is in Concord Ontario so I might have to mail the camera body in. I had the misfortune of dropping a cheap camera bag once and it almost cost as much to repair the Pentax and 2 lenses as it did to buy the damn camera so I am loathe to spend any more money on it, but the only option I'll have is to then shoot in full auto because I won't be able to focus manually at all!
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I purchased a K5II a while back that was in excellent condition but the adjustment lever was missing just as yours is.
Knew it when I purchased it.
Not a big deal.
If you look into that slot you will see a piece that is about a 1/16" wide tab.
Use a small jewelers screwdriver to push it left or right for adjustment.

For some reason I have bumped my adjustment on the K7 and K5IIs at one time or another which creates problems that you are trying to figure out.
Ends up being as simple as that diopter adjustment got bumped.
To be honest I am glad it is not there anymore on the K5II

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Well, thanks for the tip...but I read it after I already figured it out, lol! I saw a glint of metal in the slot and took a fine pair of stamp tweezers and lo and behold I could slide the adjustment pin inside to the far right which worked perfectly!!! Hurrah!!!!! I love my K50 and I was really bummed about this! I still think that Pentax could have used a more robust part considering how much use it could get in its lifetime!!!

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Oh no, can you stick tweezers into the slot and move anything left or right? I gently tried to take off that piece and couldn’t, I wonder if it’s all one piece so there isn’t a way to re-connect it.
Well, I did finally try that and it worked!!!! Hurrah Hurrah!!!!!
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Great.

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Iím glad you could fix it.
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bright side

you can't bump it out of position any more
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QuoteOriginally posted by PancakeFlipper Quote
Iím glad you could fix it.
Thanks!

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bright side

you can't bump it out of position any more
Thanks!
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