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04-09-2011, 11:36 AM   #1
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viewfinder magnifier for k-7

Been looking at a few on ebay, but I'm not sure what to get.

Anyone experienced with magnifiers for manual focusing, please help!

Pros and cons? Worth it?

04-09-2011, 12:35 PM   #2
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Have the Pentax one and the Nikon, I find they do not help a lot and make
composing harder as the whole view is not available. More like looking into a hole.
What I did do was put a yellow filter cut from an old plastic Cokin filter that
fits into the rubber eyecup. It increases the contrast and I find it much easier to focus.
Everything just looks yellow but brighter.
Cheap and easy to try out.
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I use KPS on my K-x with a split image. Makes it much easier, but I debate using the magnifier on a 100% coverage screen.
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I bought the Pentax brand, used it for a while but removed it since it was more difficult to compose as mentioned above.

04-09-2011, 07:14 PM   #5
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Original AP Eyepiece Magnifier has flip-up feature. Can see portions of the entire viewfinder. A mini-telescope!
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I use the TENPA 1.36x. great product.

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