Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-03-2009, 03:44 AM   #1
Senior Member

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Greece
Posts: 237
Focus screens for ME Super

I know the ME Super doesn't support interchangeable screens but can it be done ? Although the viewfinder is big and bright it's quite difficult to focus the F/1.2 especially under dark conditions...

Any options ?

Thanks !

10-03-2009, 05:05 AM   #2
Inactive Account

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 924
It's not easy, but can be done. But why?
What screen would be better? The ME Super and MX had the best screens of the film cameras.
10-03-2009, 01:41 PM   #3
New Member

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 16
What screen would you get that would be better is the question.

The ME Supers viewfinder is one of the brightest I've seen and has the split ring to help, and finding a replacement that would be significantly better and easy to install seems pretty unlikely to me.
10-04-2009, 08:51 AM   #4
Site Supporter
Blue's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Florida Hill Country
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 17,212
Assuming your screen isn't extremely dirty, I would suggest looking for a magnifier or refconfverter. It sounds like your having a problem with low light AND shallow depth of field. Screens can be changed on these but unless you have changed screens on the non-changeable by user bodies before, I suggest sending it to Eric. He probably has all of the screens for it.

10-06-2009, 01:47 AM   #5
Senior Member

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Greece
Posts: 237
Original Poster
magnifier sounds like a good idea and it's something Ive wanted for macro for a long time...

I am not sure if there are any better screens but there must be , I can't tell the difference in depth of field between F/1.2 and stopping down to F/2.8
10-06-2009, 05:00 AM   #6
Inactive Account

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 924
I don't know of a screen that would. But if you find it, let us know. I'll cut them down and put them in my digitals.
10-06-2009, 12:14 PM   #7
Veteran Member
wlachan's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Canada
Photos: Albums
Posts: 2,626
The ME Super screen is sandwiched from the top, that means the prism must be removed first. This is not something you can diy.

For Pentax DSLRs, you may contact Pentax parts department and see if they still have the split screen for the MZ/ZX-M. It will also work with the MX (but being slightly smaller you might see the edges of the screen through the vf).

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
focus, screens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
? K2 K2-DMD focus screens Moe49 Pentax Film SLR Discussion 4 10-18-2010 06:25 AM
Dimensions of focus screens pyiyha Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 13 07-05-2010 08:21 PM
Split focus screens campdog Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 3 11-28-2009 10:27 PM
Focus screens K10 ? vievetrick Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 6 12-13-2007 05:48 AM
Focus Screens MJB DIGITAL Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 14 07-28-2007 06:07 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:36 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]