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12-28-2006, 03:44 PM   #1
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Magnifying Eyecup O-ME 53 - MUST HAVE!

I just got me the magnifying Eyecup O-ME 53 (works on all of them: *ist D... to K10D). Pentax should ship this item with all of its DSLRs as default. The eyecup protrudes about 1.5 cm from the camera body, magnifies by x1,2 and gives you full view through the viewfinder (the info-bar is not hidden). Thus manual focussing becomes a LOT easier, the actual eyecup is much softer to your face and your nose won't glue onto the LCD any more. And its cheap (normally 29 USD; in Austria I paid EUR 39). A *must have*!

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Thanks, I just ordered one of these this morning from B&H.
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OK, let's wait until it will be on some site with reasonable shipping prices...
12-28-2006, 06:34 PM   #4
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OK, let's wait until it will be on some site with reasonable shipping prices...
the box (lying on my desk right in front of me) fits into my fist - mailing can't be too expensive...
anyway, the eycup also makes your camera look way more professional
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at last my DS can now look at canikons at a magnified eye level (esp. through the FA 50/f1.4 or the DA 16-45/f4)
;-))

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QuoteOriginally posted by Edvinas Quote
OK, let's wait until it will be on some site with reasonable shipping prices...
$4.95 UPS 3-5 day ground. from B&H for US customers. To Oz.... I think a quite bit more.

I wonder if CR Kennedy can get it for you?

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Do any of you guys where glasses? I'm looking to pick one of these up, or another model I seen on ebay. But I only want one if it will be helpful for me and my glasses.
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Well I just ordered this one from this post. I'm more worried about the nose on the lcd so I got one. I only found it at 2 places so B&H got it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by roscot Quote
$4.95 UPS 3-5 day ground. from B&H for US customers. To Oz.... I think a quite bit more.
To Oz it costs the same amount as an eyecup itself. Pointless to buy.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stern Quote
I just got me the magnifying Eyecup O-ME 53
Care to post a pic? B&H does not have one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stern Quote
I just got me the magnifying Eyecup O-ME 53 (works on all of them: *ist D... to K10D). Pentax should ship this item with all of its DSLRs as default. The eyecup protrudes about 1.5 cm from the camera body, magnifies by x1,2 and gives you full view through the viewfinder (the info-bar is not hidden). Thus manual focussing becomes a LOT easier, the actual eyecup is much softer to your face and your nose won't glue onto the LCD any more. And its cheap (normally 29 USD; in Austria I paid EUR 39). A *must have*!
N41 - thanks mate!
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QuoteOriginally posted by song_hm Quote
Care to post a pic? B&H does not have one.
Adorama seems to have a pic:
30150 Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eye Piece for all Pentax DSLR Bodies
12-29-2006, 02:20 AM   #12
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Care to post a pic? B&H does not have one.
here is one from my DS with the magnifier. otherwise take a look at the brochure of the K10D. the link will lead you to the german brochure (pdf) where you will find the magnifier on one of the last pages.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stern Quote
I just got me the magnifying Eyecup O-ME 53 (works on all of them: *ist D... to K10D). !
Thanks, just ordered one from B & H.
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Can someone post some feedback on how well it helps you in manually focusing?



1.2x seems almost minute .....does it make that much of a difference in allowing you to see the scene much better?


please provide some feedback...Im very excited about this
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lisa_Bonami Quote
Can someone post some feedback on how well it helps you in manually focusing?



1.2x seems almost minute .....does it make that much of a difference in allowing you to see the scene much better?


please provide some feedback...Im very excited about this
Anything that helps my old eyes see better is a good thing.
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