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06-28-2014, 10:55 AM   #1
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K100D Focus Screen

Can anyone tell me the correct model number for the original focus screen in my k100d?

Is it L-60 or LL-60 or L-80 or LL-80? Cannot seem to find info on it in the manual.

Secondly, have any of you used one that is more effective or helpful?

I heard of KatzEye but they are expensive.

Thanks

P.S. I am asking because mine, which I bought used, seems to have what looks like a hair in the lower left rising above the info display. Probably a small scratch. I tried compressed air but it does not remove it but aside from this, there is no dust specks, and nothing appears on any images that I take.

Would you leave it alone or replace the screen?

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The original is the L-90, none of the replacement screens Pentax sells will fit because officially the K100D does not have a replaceable screen. Of course the screen can be replaced and there are many non-Pentax options available. I put a split prism in my K100D, it is nice for focusing makes spot metering useless. My K-5 has a Canon S-type cut to fit by focusingscreen.com and I like it a lot.

Have you removed the screen to check for debris?

Also, be very careful with compressed air in a camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by elliott Quote
The original is the L-90, none of the replacement screens Pentax sells will fit because officially the K100D does not have a replaceable screen. Of course the screen can be replaced and there are many non-Pentax options available. I put a split prism in my K100D, it is nice for focusing makes spot metering useless. My K-5 has a Canon S-type cut to fit by focusingscreen.com and I like it a lot.

Have you removed the screen to check for debris?

Also, be very careful with compressed air in a camera.
Elliott, thanks for the reply.

Is there any Pentax film slr that used the same focus screen or has a focus screen that would fit the k100d?
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I cut down screens from the old film P30n for my several K100D
the split diagonal is really nice but over sized and does screw the metering as said above.
got a sander ?
now have Ee-s in K-5 series



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QuoteOriginally posted by whistlebird7 Quote
Elliott, thanks for the reply.

Is there any Pentax film slr that used the same focus screen or has a focus screen that would fit the k100d?
The only directly compatible screens are other DSLRs, the K200D, K-m/K2000, K-x and K-r.

I do still have my original K100D screen somewhere, it should be in perfect shape.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Do you happen to know the model numbers of the focus screens for those cameras by chance?


If not, I will look them up.


Good that you still have a k100d leftover being that they seem to be scarce.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Do you happen to know the model numbers of the focus screens for those cameras by chance?

Good that you still have a k100d leftover being that they seem to be scarce.
They are all the L-90.

If I can find it and it is good I'll sell it to you, I have no plans to change back.
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They are all the L-90.

If I can find it and it is good I'll sell it to you, I have no plans to change back.
Thanks. Let me know the particulars when you are able.

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