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10-14-2010, 06:30 AM   #1
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? inter-changeable K-body focus screens

Are all K-body focus screens inter-changable?
For that matter, can M-body focus screens be used in K-bodies?
And versa visa?

Are all K-body focus screens the same physical size?
Are the M-body focus screens the same size as the Ks?

I have a very nice K2, currently at Eric_H's. I would like to replace it's microprism focus screen with a split-image version, like that found in the K2DMD & K1000-SE cameras. Unfortunately, Eric did not have a split-image screen he could sell/install for me.

So, if all K-body screens are interchangeable, I'm going to be on the lookout for a 'parts only' K-body with a slpit-image screen in excellent condition.


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If your camera is with Eric, then the short answer is to ask Eric. He would know what your options are and is the man to do the job if you can find a donor body.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Moe49 Quote
Are all K-body focus screens inter-changable?
For that matter, can M-body focus screens be used in K-bodies?
And versa visa?

Are all K-body focus screens the same physical size?
Are the M-body focus screens the same size as the Ks?

I have a very nice K2, currently at Eric_H's. I would like to replace it's microprism focus screen with a split-image version, like that found in the K2DMD & K1000-SE cameras. Unfortunately, Eric did not have a split-image screen he could sell/install for me.

So, if all K-body screens are interchangeable, I'm going to be on the lookout for a 'parts only' K-body with a slpit-image screen in excellent condition.
The focusing screens for the KM, KX, K2, K2DMD are the same size and can be interchanged.
It's an Eric job to change them, do not try it yourself.

The M series are different.

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The focusing screens for the KM, KX, K2, K2DMD are the same size and can be interchanged.
It's an Eric job to change them, do not try it yourself.

The M series are different.

Phil.
Thank you for your replies and info. Good intel is very valuable.

Since "The original K1000 was basically a KM without depth of field preview and self-timer", I'm going to assume a K1000-SE split-prism focusing screen will also fit my K2 perfectly. WooHoo.

The search begins ...
Thanks Again,


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I just got back from vacation, and finally asked Eric this question.

Per Eric's reply, the K2 & K2DMD focus screens are slightly larger than the other K-body screens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Moe49 Quote
I just got back from vacation, and finally asked Eric this question.

Per Eric's reply, the K2 & K2DMD focus screens are slightly larger than the other K-body screens.
Thatís good to know, my Pentax K Series accessory guide is a bit vague on the focusing screens.



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