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12-19-2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Larger eye cup for K-30 or similar model?

Is there a large eyecup that will cover the entire eye (and lids) so that someone doesn't have to squint while taking a photo? My wife is looking for this for her K30.

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One thing I like about the K-30 versus my earlier K-r, is the K-30's original eyecup attaches using the same mechanism and sizing as the old Pentax film cameras - meaning it just slides upward to remove and slides down to re-install. The K-r had to be pulled off and and stretched to reattach. What this means is any 3rd party eyecup designed for the Pentax ME and newer should fit the K-30.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JimJohnson Quote
One thing I like about the K-30 versus my earlier K-r, is the K-30's original eyecup attaches using the same mechanism and sizing as the old Pentax film cameras - meaning it just slides upward to remove and slides down to re-install. The K-r had to be pulled off and and stretched to reattach. What this means is any 3rd party eyecup designed for the Pentax ME and newer should fit the K-30.
When I first saw the eyecup on my K-30 I thought "Great, I'll be able to use the large, aftermarket, eyecup from my Spotmatic II on this." Wrong!

I guess they changed the dimensions of the eyecup mounts at some point in the past but I can say for sure that the ones designed for the SPII won't fit a K-30. The height is about the same but the old ones are wider so the edges fall outside the grooves on the K-30.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tako Kichi Quote
I'll be able to use the large, aftermarket, eyecup from my Spotmatic II on this." Wrong!
Use the large, aftermarket eyecup for M-series cameras or newer. Olympus might work as well.


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