The O-ME53 magnifying eyecup works with all PENTAX DSLR bodies offering 1.2 times magnification over the entire image field. This magnification is ideal for critical focusing and when using manual focus lenses.
The Pentax O-ME53 is commonly used for Everyday, Home, Landscape photography, Macro photography, Portraits, Studio and more.The Pentax O-ME53 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Semi-professional among others.The Pentax O-ME53 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Pentax O-ME53: Durable, Easy to use, Improves product function, Lightweight and Reliable
Most Liked Positive Review
Perfect fit on my Sigma SD14
The Pentax and Sigma use the same dimensions on the mount for eyepieces
Most Liked Negative Review
Not worth the price...
Well... It looks nice on the camera. The soft rubber cup is nice. It is easier to adjust the diopter. Makes it a tad harder to read the data bar. Calling this a magnifier is a stretch. I can see no benefit as far as focusing goes and that's what I wanted it for.
Reviewed by 28 customers
Pretty awesome ocular device. Great improvement in assisting manual focus, which is most of the time for me.
What I really miss are the split-prism focusing screens found in old SLRs from the film days, but this magnifying eye piece mades for a good alternative. My K-50 already has an excellent optical viewfinderâ€”bright and largeâ€”but this eye piece makes manual focusing much better. I use autofocus most of the time (the K-50 is fast and accurate), but there's no way denying the usefulness of manual focus, especially for macro photos. The only potential issue is it causes some vignetting at the corners of the viewfinder but it's not enough to bother me.
helps focus better in manual lenses
Since I have gotten older and my eyesight, naturally, has weakened. This magnifier works great for me. I have a K-10, a K-5 and now a K-5 II and they all have one mounted.
Easy to install. Exactly as described. No brainer for me I have one for my Pentax Kx and now on my K5IIs.
Really helps block light from viewfinder and manual focus detail is greatly enhanced.
My vision is just bad enough that I have to wear glasses to see well. Without this eyepiece it was impossible to keep my glasses on and see the vf info. This alleviates the problem. Info is much easier to see, I don't have to move my eye around in the vf nearly as much. It is also a great improvement for manual focusing making it much easier to use my 50mm KA lens. This should make my protraiture easier. A side benefit is my nose is no longer pushed up against the LCD. Yes there is some vignetting in the corners but are the corners really THAT important?? Glad I bought this.
It gives just the right amount of magnification to be a universal solution.
The product is exactly what I expected. Easy to use and install and really improve the manual focus ability.
Works very well. Has been a grand improvement when focusing.