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08-29-2008, 10:32 AM   #1
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K100d Super Focus Screen

Hi All im a Numpty!!!!!


Had a couple of drinks one night decided to clean my focus screen on my k100d super and now It's scratched and the most annoying thing is now all i see is scratches .

Could anyone give me any advice as to where i could get a new screen PLEASE ????? How could anyone be so STUPID.

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08-29-2008, 10:43 AM   #2
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Shifter, take this disaster and turn it onto an opportunity for an upgrade!

If you don't mind spending a few $$ (or in your case) you can get a Cats-Eye screen upgrade (or a cheap chinese imitation). It makes the use of manual lenses a lot easier.

PentaxDSLRs - Katz Eye Optics

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The general opinion is that the chinese nockoffs are decent, at least as good as the focus screens you would have in your old film slr. The katz eye however is something special (apparently, I don't own one). However, you will loose spot metering with either one, and unless you manual focus lots, theres no point to either.
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What is the benefit of this focusing screen compared to Pentax's OEM focusing screens?

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QuoteOriginally posted by nixcamic Quote
The katz eye however is something special (apparently, I don't own one). However, you will loose spot metering with either one, and unless you manual focus lots, theres no point to either.
Sorry, but this isn't true. The Katz eye screen handles spot metering well. You only have to adjust about +0,7 stop. They mention that at their website btw.

The major advantage of using a Katz eye is the fact, it won't black out until F11.
The cheaper ones usually start at f4.0- f 5.6

Fact is: once you have used one, you never want something else. even if you keep on using af lenses. It's expensive, The standard one with no extras is $ 105 at the moment. Plus vat, customs etc....(add 20%)

A very happy( longterm) Katz eye user.
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If Katz eye screens aren't your fancy, you can buy a new focusing screen from here:

PentaxWebstore - Home.

Or ask for them at your local Pentax dealer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
If Katz eye screens aren't your fancy, you can buy a new focusing screen from here:

PentaxWebstore - Home.

Or ask for them at your local Pentax dealer.
he has a k100d, all that site has are k10d screens...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Malo1961 Quote
Sorry, but this isn't true. The Katz eye screen handles spot metering well. You only have to adjust about +0,7 stop. They mention that at their website
With my K100D that would mean that it's be just about right.
It's under around -.7 stops.

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Thanks To All Who Replied To My Question

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QuoteOriginally posted by dave sz Quote
he has a k100d, all that site has are k10d screens...
They are identical in every way, as far as I know.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
They are identical in every way, as far as I know.
I was told otherwise. They are different thicknesses and maybe even dimensions. Otherwise people with k100d would be buying the k10/k20/k200 screens from ebay...
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hey, i need to bring this back from the dead!!

Is the K100D the same or not as the other Pentax bodies??

Thanks guys!
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