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K-m and 0-ME53

Greytop
Posted 03/12/2009 - 23:47 Link
Does anybody know for sure that the 0-ME53 fits the K-m? It should I guess but I just wanted to double check.
Thanks in advance.

Huw
Regards Huw

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Greytop
Posted 04/12/2009 - 18:11 Link
No one using the 0-ME53 with the K-m then
Regards Huw

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Edited by Greytop: 04/12/2009 - 18:12
Anvh
Posted 04/12/2009 - 19:01 Link
No sorry Greytop.
I think this the best answer you will get link

Quote:
Compatible with:
All PENTAX DSLR cameras

Stefan
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Greytop
Posted 04/12/2009 - 19:13 Link
Thanks Stefan, I thought that should be the case.

The idea was a small surprise present for my daughter at Christmas (providing she doesn't read this post ). I rarely see her K-m now so wouldn't have the opportunity to sneakily try my 0-ME53 on her K-m to check.

I'll go ahead and order one from Chris

Huw
Regards Huw

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Anvh
Posted 04/12/2009 - 19:15 Link
Since you've the K-7 you can of course try to fit that standard eye-piece on the K-m if that fits you know for sure.

You can of course also ask Chris if he knows or wants to try it out
Stefan
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AF-540FGZ
Edited by Anvh: 04/12/2009 - 19:15
Greytop
Posted 04/12/2009 - 19:26 Link
Yes that's the problem Stefan, unfortunately I can't easily get my hands on the K-m because it's 40 odd miles (65Km) away where my daughter lives.

I have dropped Chris a PM about it but I guess he is pretty busy at the moment with the shop move and run up to Christmas etc.

I think your link to pentax.com is good enough, I'll order one from SRS tomorrow. Thanks for your help
Regards Huw

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Anvh
Posted 04/12/2009 - 19:28 Link
If you can wait till next week, then my uncle should have his K-X and I can try if the K10D eye-piece fit.

But I believe there are some users here with the K-M and K20D who can try as well.
Stefan
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Greytop
Posted 05/12/2009 - 23:32 Link
Thanks Stefan, I have gone ahead and ordered one now.

Chris came back and confirmed it does fit the K-m without any problems
Regards Huw

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Greytop
Posted 13/12/2009 - 00:20 Link
Stefan just out of interest. My eldest daughter arrived home for Christmas yesterday. While she was out today I managed to try the 0-ME53 on her K-m and it works like a charm, as it should

Hopefully she will be happy with it as a surprise present
Regards Huw

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Anvh
Posted 13/12/2009 - 11:52 Link
Thank you Huw.

How already tried the camera a bit?

Have played a lot with the KX of my uncle already and it's a nice little camera.

I do find it hard to remove the eyecup compared to the K10D though
Stefan
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AF-540FGZ
Greytop
Posted 13/12/2009 - 12:43 Link
Yes I played around a bit with the K-m when she got back in May. I think is a great little package. Very nice handling, solid build for an entry level camera and capable of taking great images (lets face it most D-SLRs are)

Yes the standard eye cup doesn't come off that easily, it clips in position rather than sliding off. But the 0-ME53 slides on and off in the normal way

Huw
Regards Huw

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womble
Posted 13/12/2009 - 16:29 Link
I am pretty sure all Pentax SLRs/dSLRs have had the same sized viewfinder fitting ever since the M-series cameras came in. The Spotmatics (and, I think but I am not sure, the K-series cameras) had a slightly different size. This explains why things like the refconverter-A go for so much on ebay.

Cheers, Kris.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.
Timmy2Knocks
Posted 03/02/2010 - 10:51 Link
Looking through some old posts about K-m.

Sorry but what does this view finder change and why use it ?
iceblinker
Posted 03/02/2010 - 11:06 Link
Timmy2Knocks wrote:
Looking through some old posts about K-m.

Sorry but what does this view finder change and why use it ?

It is an accessory that attaches to the eyepiece. It magnifies the viewfinder by 1.2 times to make manual focusing easier, or viewing details easier.

The downside is that it makes it harder to see the whole frame and LED information at once without moving your eye around. Also the viewfnder is very slightly darker. You don't get something for nothing.
~Pete
Edited by iceblinker: 03/02/2010 - 11:10

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