Magnifier


Adrian1

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 19:23
Does anyone use a magnifier likes this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TENPA-1-36x-eyecup-eyepiece-magnifier-Nikon-Canon-More-/12...

just wonder if there are a good buy , it can strain my eye somtimes when trying to take a picture and look at the information in the view finder

Adrian

Algernon

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 19:40
I'm also interested in that as well 1.36x is the highest magnification I've seen. I've got the KPS 1.3x which is very good, but the rubber eye-cup unscrewed itself and is probably at the bottom of a lake
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Adrian1

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 09:25
I did not know I could get such a thing . Do they have any negative effect ?

thoughton

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 10:36
Slight darkening of the viewfinder since you're projecting the same image but over a larger area. Other than that nothing. Several benefits though, including the fact that the protruding eyepiece reduces the amount of face marks you get on your LCD screen
Tim
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Algernon

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 11:18
I've never noticed any darkening. Certainly makes manual focussing a lot easier.

Mine actually saved my camera. The only time I've ever knocked the tripod over and it was on hard granite flogs the rubber eyecup hit the flags first and took most of the impact and saved the LCD screen. Some slight secondary scuffing on one side of the camera, but still works OK
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Adrian1

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 18:06
Ok thanks for the replies , i will look into getting one for my mz

gartmore

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 18:43
A genuine Pentax one is cheaper link
Ken
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thoughton

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 18:54
But only 1.18x. I have the Pentax one, and I would be interested in a 1.35x one - even though it does seem a bit expensive...
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
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Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
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thoughton

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 18:55
Adrian1 wrote:
it can strain my eye somtimes when trying to take a picture and look at the information in the view finder

Adrian

Adrian you should also note that even with the Pentax 1.18x one, it can be harder, not easier, to see the information in the viewfinder. You have to sort of move your head upwards a bit to see the info at the bottom of the VF. I imagine it's even worse with the 1.35x one.
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27”, Macbook Pro 17”, iPad, iPhone 3G
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Adrian1

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 23:21
gartmore wrote:
A genuine Pentax one is cheaper link

Thank you for the link , am going to try one just to see how i get on with it

Adrian

Algernon

Link Posted 21/08/2010 - 08:59
I must say I find this green highlighting of replies very annoying
The OP asked for comments on a high magnification eyepiece and highlighted one which has the lowest magnification just because it's cheaper indicating that all the other posts are a waste of time
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gartmore

Link Posted 21/08/2010 - 09:18
Nowhere does he say anything about it being cheaper, perhaps he would prefer a Pentax one which will fit well rather than having to use an adapter.

The magnifier he asked about is not a high magnification one like the Pentax Magnifier Fb for instance.
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

Algernon

Link Posted 21/08/2010 - 10:18
A 1.36x magnifies the image produced by a 1.18x magnifier by 1.15x so it's magnifying the image by almost the same amount again that the 1.18x magnifier did to the orignal image. So that sounds quite a big improvement.

The Tenba and KPS also include a rubber eyecup to cut out external light (very good in the case of the KPS which is why I'm going to buy another one).

The KPS looks down slightly into the viewfinder which helps seeing the green LCD display.

One slight pain with the KPS is that you need a Phillips screwdriver to remove it, but I suppose that's better than it falling off especially if you do like I did and push the tripod over
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Algernon

Link Posted 21/08/2010 - 10:24
gartmore wrote:
Nowhere does he say anything about it being cheaper, perhaps he would prefer a Pentax one which will fit well rather than having to use an adapter.

He's highlighted a post that just say's that it is cheaper Ken, which is what I'm complaining about. There was no need to highlight the post. It's not anything like a full answer to the original question.
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johnriley

Link Posted 21/08/2010 - 12:58
The purpose of the green highlighting is just to indicate something that someone found particularly useful. It doesn't indicate anything more than that and certainly doesn't mean that every other comment is irrelevant.
Best regards, John
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