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06-01-2009, 07:23 AM   #1
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Do all pentax DSLRs use same focus screens?

Do all the Pentax DSLR cameras that have user replaceable focus screens use the same size screen and they are interchangeable between the different DSLR models or are there specific fitting screens for different model cameras?

06-01-2009, 07:42 AM   #2
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I can only speak for the cameras I own: The screens of the *istD, K10D, and K20D are interchangeable.
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The K7 has a smaller focusing screen...fyi...
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No they don't.
It's the same between K20D and K10D, but K100D uses a diff thickness.
Not sure which size K200D and K-m use.

I remember seeing on Katz Eye website some indication of which for which, you might want to check it out yourself.
http://www.katzeyeoptics.com/cat--Pentax-DSLRs--cat_pentax.html

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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
The K7 has a smaller focusing screen...fyi...
They are actually larger.
06-02-2009, 07:16 AM   #6
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K100D focus screen can be changed by user?

QuoteOriginally posted by Kguru Quote
No they don't.
It's the same between K20D and K10D, but K100D uses a diff thickness.
Not sure which size K200D and K-m use.

I remember seeing on Katz Eye website some indication of which for which, you might want to check it out yourself.
Pentax DSLRs - Katz Eye Optics

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I Thought I read that the K100D didnt have user changable focus screen. It does?
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From what I know, every Pentax model, starting (at least!) from the ZX/MZ line, has replaceable screens.

That's one of the less known fact about Pentax cameras... (even Bojidar Dimitrov does not state this about the MZ line in his Pentax "encyclopedia"!!!).
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QuoteOriginally posted by dlacouture Quote
From what I know, every Pentax model, starting (at least!) from the ZX/MZ line, has replaceable screens.

That's one of the less known fact about Pentax cameras... (even Bojidar Dimitrov does not state this about the MZ line in his Pentax "encyclopedia"!!!).
Only the K10D, K20D and K-7 (and some old film cameras) are designed to have user interchangable focusing screens (i.e. easy to do). Some cameras, such as the K100D and K200D have focusing screens that can be removed, but it is not an "easy" process, and not something Pentax recommends except for trained personel. It can be done, but unless you are mechanically inclined, I would suggest avoiding it.

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ACTUALLY, it seems neither of these last two posts are correct

I remember shopping for my first Pentax DSLR and at that time the istDL
and K100, and K110D did NOT have user changable focus screens and I just
double checked the manual on the istDL and it does not mention any optional
screens. The istD, istDS, and istDS2 DID have user changable screens, istDL,
k100D,k110D did not, and based on others comments apparently the K10D
and K20D also have user changable screens. I dont know anything about
the other models they made after the K10D, k100d and K110D, what is needed is
an accurate list of which models have the feature and which dont, but they dont
all have that feature. To save costs they made the istDL/DL2, K100D and K110D finders cheaper and not as good as the istD and istDS,DS2 and without the user
changable screens feature. Thats why I went with the istDS over the K100D, even though the k100D had antishake. I wanted a istDS2 but couldnt find any new
left at the time. Those were same as istDs but with bigger lcd.
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