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#1 Jonathan Bryant

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 12:03 AM

I have just got a K3 that seems to have a very soft image in the viewfinder. I have adjusted the VF correctly and cleaned the the mirror with alcohol. This improved it some but it is still very difficult to judge focus. Is this normal?
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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 04:47 AM

I have just got a K3 that seems to have a very soft image in the viewfinder. I have adjusted the VF correctly and cleaned the the mirror with alcohol. This improved it some but it is still very difficult to judge focus. Is this normal?

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The viewfinder of a K3 is not that good but you should be able jo judge focus. A simple test, try using your other eye and see if its better! Thats not a joke by the way- I normally use my right eye, however when shooting with an anomophic eyepiece de-squeezer I need to use my left eye!

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#3 Stephen Williams

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 04:48 AM

I have just got a K3 that seems to have a very soft image in the viewfinder. I have adjusted the VF correctly and cleaned the the mirror with alcohol. This improved it some but it is still very difficult to judge focus. Is this normal?

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Hi,

The viewfinder of a K3 is not that good but you should be able jo judge focus. A simple test, try using your other eye and see if its better! Thats not a joke by the way- I normally use my right eye, however when shooting with an anomophic eyepiece de-squeezer I need to use my left eye!

Stephen Williams DP

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#4 T. Arthur DeSmidt

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 03:04 PM

The k-3 I own has a great viewfinder. If you haven't already, go outside in the bright sun, focus the lens at infinity, then point at an object far enough away. The object should be in perfect focus, if it isn't, then you could have a bad lens or a misaligned focus screen assembly.
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#5 Mike Welle

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 09:58 AM

I've had experiences with K-3s whose ground glass was damaged through improper cleaning. The result was an overall difficulty with focusing the viewfinder resulting in a cloudy image. The best thing to do, if it's a problem for you, is to pick up another one on Ebay. They aren't that expensive in my opinion. Sometimes in order to make an omelet you have to break a few eggs.


I have just got a K3 that seems to have a very soft image in the viewfinder. I have adjusted the VF correctly and cleaned the the mirror with alcohol. This improved it some but it is still very difficult to judge focus. Is this normal?

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Edited by Mike Welle, 17 July 2005 - 09:59 AM.

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#6 Les Productions Deux Yeux

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Posted 15 October 2005 - 01:26 PM

I have just got a K3 that seems to have a very soft image in the viewfinder. I have adjusted the VF correctly and cleaned the the mirror with alcohol. This improved it some but it is still very difficult to judge focus. Is this normal?

i bought a k-3 on ebay and had the same problem with viewfinder you just have to dissassemble the front and you will find a square piec of glass just over the rotating mirro just dissamble it and clean it you will have better result. for me it solve the problem.
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