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    Default O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras

    Pentax O-ME53

    I'm about to order a piece of this since Shirio has no idea when they will get stock of this and Cathay got none available. It's supposed to magnify your viewfinder by 1.2x (Real life tests show only 1.18x).

    Be aware this product is not cheap, at bhphotovideo it's US$34.95. Count in shipping and you can expect it to be around SG$60. It's just an offer for those interested in this product but can't find it and wish to share a bit of shipping for it.

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    Default Re: O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras

    What about the Seagull Angle Finder 1x-2x Version II? Any experience? It has 2x magnification.

    http://www.avbuzz.com/photo-model/20...ull-new1/n.htm

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    Default Re: O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras

    No Pentax mount.

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    I got mine last week. A great addon to my K10D I'd say. Very happy w/ the purchase.

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    Default Re: O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    I got mine last week. A great addon to my K10D I'd say. Very happy w/ the purchase.
    May I know where you purchased it?

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    Default Re: O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpix0r View Post
    No Pentax mount.
    It mentioned in the link below that it has adaptor for pentax as well.

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=219870

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    i got the nikon's version. i find its only good for macro. else i shoot normally without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpix0r View Post
    May I know where you purchased it?
    Some friend bought it for me directly from JP. Price is about S$50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernoise View Post
    i got the nikon's version. i find its only good for macro. else i shoot normally without it.
    The Pentax one is different from the Nikon one. It doesn't block any view at all, not even the extrem corners of the viewfinder. It has SMC coadint as well, I don't feel and light loss at all when put it on. I won't take mine off ever

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    The Pentax one is different from the Nikon one. It doesn't block any view at all, not even the extrem corners of the viewfinder. It has SMC coadint as well, I don't feel and light loss at all when put it on. I won't take mine off ever

    Cheers!
    Is it easy to come out or something?
    My original eyecup keeps coming out but mayb i dun really know how to put it in back properly after adjusting the diopter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantasmal View Post
    Is it easy to come out or something?
    My original eyecup keeps coming out but mayb i dun really know how to put it in back properly after adjusting the diopter.
    Actually it is quite tight, abit too tight to put it in (so you'd be better be careful when you push it in, just in case you'd break the rubber part). Don't think it'd come out easily.

    It does extrude about 1cm out above the LCD screen, might be a problem to someone who wears glasses. But I kind like it, now I don't need to stick my nose to the LCD screen anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    The Pentax one is different from the Nikon one. It doesn't block any view at all, not even the extrem corners of the viewfinder. It has SMC coadint as well, I don't feel and light loss at all when put it on. I won't take mine off ever

    Cheers!
    now thats good news. i'd consider selling off my nikon finder when there's stock for the pentax one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Actually it is quite tight, abit too tight to put it in (so you'd be better be careful when you push it in, just in case you'd break the rubber part). Don't think it'd come out easily.

    It does extrude about 1cm out above the LCD screen, might be a problem to someone who wears glasses. But I kind like it, now I don't need to stick my nose to the LCD screen anymore
    sorry, but why would it be a problem to someone with glasses?

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    anybody has a picture of it on K10D?

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    So I reckon no one else is interested in this? If not I go ahead and make my order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by direwuff View Post
    sorry, but why would it be a problem to someone with glasses?
    If you wear glasses, your eyeball might be too far from the viewfinder screen, so you might have problem seeing the whole view including the info bar at the bottom. Not a problem to most, but you'll need to see and verify

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup for Pentax Digital SLR Cameras

    The word is "Eye Relief".

    I wear spectacles, so I find that eyepieces and binoculars with "long eye relief" (LER) is best for comfortable viewing. Note that it is very specific to different individuals... eye reliefs of about 18mm or more is good for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    If you wear glasses, your eyeball might be too far from the viewfinder screen, so you might have problem seeing the whole view including the info bar at the bottom. Not a problem to most, but you'll need to see and verify

    Cheers!
    hmm ok thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billitone View Post
    anybody has a picture of it on K10D?

    Here you are, some quick snaps of my K10D w/ the O-ME53 eyepiece on:







    It does extrude abit, but not that much more than the original one. I know I won't take mine off

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Here you are, some quick snaps of my K10D w/ the O-ME53 eyepiece on:...
    fengwei, is the viewfinder frame coverage reduce with this eyepiece after magnification ?
    I am thinking of getting this to help with focusing the P-M lenses... straining on my eyes when manual focusing.
    Will it work on my K100D ? Thanks.
    Last edited by snapnut; 16th January 2007 at 06:02 PM.

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