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01-16-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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Tenpa Vs KPS vs O-ME53 Eyepieces

I do not wear glasses.

I dont want parts of the frame cut out. I want 100% coverage.

I want a eyecup that prevents stray light from getting in.

Which magnifying eyepiece is the best choice, taking into consideration the points above?


01-16-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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I have the KPS UMC on my K5. It has a rubber eye cup that cuts out stray light, magnifies by 30% and I do not wear glasses to take photographs. I cannot comment on the others but I do like the KPS.
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I had the KPS UMC on my K-5 also but removed it because it cuts off the corners like mad. You have to swirl your eyeball in a circle to see the whole image which sucks. Not recommended for non-glasses users, and highly not recommended for glasses users. Don't know anything about the Pentax eyepiece as I've never tried it.
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I have both the O-ME53 and the Tenpa...
I went back to the O-ME53, as the Tenpa cuts too much of the viewfinder (and I don't even have glasses!) and suffers from lateral chromatic aberrations (corners are slightly blurry, with distinctive blue-yellow separation)...
With the O-ME-53, I can see either the whole picture, or move slightly to include the Led display at the bottom...

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01-17-2013, 03:52 AM   #5
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I have the O-ME53 mounted almost all the time. It helps for manual focussing (with the Canon S-type screen), and it is still easy to read the info bar and the corners. Sometimes I take it off, to get a more global view, for composition. I havn't tried the others.

A better eycup for the O-ME53 would be great. Sometimes the sun get's in from the side. Somebody knows?: Is it possible to change the eyecup?

Cheers - Klaus

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