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11-13-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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Right angle finder for K10D

Hello all,
I'm looking for a Pentax right angle finder that would fit my spotmatic and... my K10D?
That might be a efty one but... you can use Takumars so why not angle finders?
E-Bay has a couple of old finders but it seems that they might not fit the K10 eye cup fitting which is 22mm where the spotmatic seems more like 25mm?
Thanks for any input.
Richard

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rnovo Quote
Hello all,
I'm looking for a Pentax right angle finder that would fit my spotmatic and... my K10D?
That might be a efty one but... you can use Takumars so why not angle finders?
E-Bay has a couple of old finders but it seems that they might not fit the K10 eye cup fitting which is 22mm where the spotmatic seems more like 25mm?
Thanks for any input.
Richard
Here's your reference - Dimitrov's Pentax Page.

For Spotmatic and K-series bodies the Refconverter and Refconverter II will work.

For M-series and all later Pentaxes, scroll down to Refconverter M and Refconverter A. The A converter has an extra cut-out to make the VF LED displays easier to see. Some people say they can use the M version OK.

I use an Olympus OM Varimagni Finder (not the VA-1) I got NIB for $25 that fits and works just fine. Olympus Varimagni

The price beats whatever you have to pay for the Pentax.

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11-14-2009, 01:30 AM   #3
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contact for right angle viewer www.srb-griturn.com they make them and other kit, fair prices
highly recomended company
Alistair

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Thank you guys. I'll get on to that right away.
All the best.
Richard

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I use an Olympus OM Varimagni Finder (not the VA-1) I got NIB for $25 that fits and works just fine. Olympus Varimagni

The price beats whatever you have to pay for the Pentax.
I'll second the use of the Olympus finder. It works great and is beautifully made.
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I'll second the use of the Olympus finder. It works great and is beautifully made.
I'll third this suggestion. Very nice piece.
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There was one on Ebay UK last night. found it.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pentax-Original-Right-Angle-Finder-K-Exc_W0QQitemZ1602...n%3D3%26ps%3D6
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lloydy Quote
I have that same Refconverter II. Took a bit of Dremeling, but it now fits nicely on my K20D, and is great for macros and moon shots. Especially with manual focus lenses.

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I modified the one from my KX to fit.

the origonal pentax K finders were very nice.

You can also take the K body attachment off, and drill the eye peice cover to mount the right angle finder. I did that also, but filing down the origonal attachment fit better and tighter
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