Right angle viewfinder


RobL

Link Posted 22/02/2022 - 17:03
Does anyone have recommendations for a right angle viewfinder for the K1? SRB Photographic show one which looks like the same model with different names elsewhere - Neewer, Seagull etc. - but the compatible camera list looks out of date.

GrumpyGrandPa

Link Posted 22/02/2022 - 17:07



Ive got one available - it fits my K-S2

Olympus VariFinder 1.2x and 2.5x
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Gotta K-3 iii now, had a K-S2 and so suffering from a relapse and buying digital camera kit.
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RobL

Link Posted 22/02/2022 - 21:05
Thanks GGP, does anyone know if the eyepiece is the same on all later DSLRs?
Last Edited by RobL on 22/02/2022 - 21:06

Chrism8

Link Posted 23/02/2022 - 07:20
I have the Seagull equivalent and it fits the K1 / 645 / K3iii and the K5ii
Chris

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womble

Link Posted 23/02/2022 - 07:43
RobL wrote:
Thanks GGP, does anyone know if the eyepiece is the same on all later DSLRs?

The physical size of the eyepiece hasn't changed since the M series film cameras. What you can see, however, varies from model to model. I have a magnifier on my K-3 which obscures parts of the view on the magnificent viewfinder of the K-3iii. I tried it, then immediately took it back off again!
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Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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RobL

Link Posted 23/02/2022 - 11:25
GGP, I have just checked the prices of the Olympus Varifinder you have, they are rather higher than I would was hoping to pay so thanks for the offer, I am sure you would get a better price elsewhere.

walkeja

Link Posted 23/02/2022 - 13:17
Why not flip the back screen and use Live View?
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MHOL190246

Link Posted 23/02/2022 - 14:14
Just seen this on the Ffordes website - any good https://www.ffordes.com/p/COM-IV47BQ61036/finders/refconverter

Michael

RobL

Link Posted 23/02/2022 - 15:46
Walkeja, I have been doing that trying to photograph snowdrops and normally that works ok, except for some reason using a 30 year old lens the autofocus in live view doesn't work; even using manual focus I like to half-press the shutter to get the focus alert as my eyes are not as sharp as they once were.

Michael, thanks for the link, which puts me in something of a dilemma, do I go for a Pentax model or one that fits all makes? The latter would make reselling easier or usable if I get another brand. It looks tempting although I was hoping for something a bit cheaper.

GrumpyGrandPa

Link Posted 23/02/2022 - 17:18
RobL wrote:
GGP, I have just checked the prices of the Olympus Varifinder you have, they are rather higher than I would was hoping to pay so thanks for the offer, I am sure you would get a better price elsewhere.

Message me re prices. I hadn't named a price. would be happy with £25 inc postage. Money would go to local Food Bank.
Grumpy GrandPa, Recently Retired.
Gotta K-3 iii now, had a K-S2 and so suffering from a relapse and buying digital camera kit.
Previous addiction has resulted in using Zeniths, Yashicamat, Chinons, Minoltas, Samsungs, Fujis, Cosina, Kodak, Lumix, Canon, Nikon and Pentax etc etc - have tried most makes in the past 40 years. Love cameras - love taking photos even more
Last Edited by GrumpyGrandPa on 23/02/2022 - 17:19

davidwozhere

Link Posted 25/02/2022 - 01:48
Beware the Pentax ones which appear to have been made mainly for the M series cameras. The odd one fits K series but generally, their eyepieces are about half a mm less wide and you can't get the things to fit. You can't file off the excess either because the retaining springs fall off (been there, got the T shirt).
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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redbusa99

Link Posted 25/02/2022 - 09:35
i have an Asahi Pentax M version with 1x and 2x magnification , it has fitted both K5 and K3. Not used often but one of those things that if you let it go you are going to want it the next day i think
odd lens or 2

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