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08-24-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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KPS magnifying eyepiece on k100d?

Has anyone successfully attached the KPS 1.3X magnifying eyepiece to their k100d?

After reading several reviews of the KPS (and not finding the Pentax OME-53 in stock anywhere), I decided to order a couple off of eBay - one for my k10d and one for my wife's k100d. It fits my k10d fine, but none of the attachments seems to fit on the k100d. Is there some special track to fitting the eyepiece on the k100d, or do I have to perform some minor modification to the eyepiece? Or should I send it back?

08-24-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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I bought the KPS for my k100DS.....and no joy for me either.

It just doesn't fit.
08-25-2009, 06:46 AM   #3
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Same here. If you search the forums, you'll find some people modified theirs by grinding down the bottom of the KPS with a dremel tool or sandpaper to accommodate the bump on the K100D body. I would have done so, but I wanted to keep the magnifier nice and neat for my new K-7.

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08-25-2009, 06:50 AM   #4
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I'm one of those that sanded the frame down. You don't need to sand the metal frames, just the plastic one. Using a disc sander / dremel will save you lots of time and aggravation. I'd say it's quite worth it unless you have more than one body to accomodate.

08-27-2009, 04:17 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. It sounds as if the solutions are either a) grind it down to fit or b) list it on the marketplace here. I'll see how my wife likes the one on my k10d before I decide which way to go.

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