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PentaxO-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup
 
4.6

(based on 100 reviews)

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    (28)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (72)
  • Lightweight (50)
  • Reliable (41)
  • Durable (40)
  • Improves product function (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (65)
    • Macro photography (51)
    • Landscape photography (31)
    • Portraits (28)
    • Travel (27)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (70), Semi-professional (12), Casual user (4), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (51)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A "Must Have"

    I bought this accessory to solve a specific problem: With my K20D, I couldn't see the exposure information at the bottom of the viewing screen outdoors in bright daylight. It solved that problem...Read complete review

    I bought this accessory to solve a specific problem: With my K20D, I couldn't see the exposure information at the bottom of the viewing screen outdoors in bright daylight. It solved that problem beautifully. The magnified image is a plus. It is now my standard eyepiece.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not suitable for K20-D or K-7

    As the instructions shipped with the viewfinder make clear, this eyecup is intended for use with the K10-D and earlier cameras. On the K-7 and the K-20, it cuts the...Read complete review

    As the instructions shipped with the viewfinder make clear, this eyecup is intended for use with the K10-D and earlier cameras. On the K-7 and the K-20, it cuts the viewfinder area by approximately 30-50% and, though what you see is magnified, you can no longer see the entire frame. On the K-7 in particular, which makes a point of 100% frame coverage in the viewfinder, the eyecup is much more of a hindrance than a help.

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    4.0

    Nice Addition.

    By Pablo

    from S. IL.

    Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

    Nice compliment to the camera. Adds some space from the camera. Adds a bit of magnification to the viewfinder.

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    5.0

    Overall this is great!

    By Stoneman

    from Great Norhwest

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

      This works great on my K-30 and almost went on faster than taking it out of the package which was opening a box. I have major vision issues, yes vision issues and I'm into macro, so more help the better. I wear glasses and this sticks out just enough that I no longer have to smash my nose on the viewing screen. The one suggestion I can give, due to the magnification, would be to move your eye around to frame your picture because it's not like the original where everything just appears in the view finder. Overall this was an excellent purchase.

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      5.0

      Really Helps

      By jfrrn117

      from Glenview, Il

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fine Art

        Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

        This really helps those with bifocals.
        Wish I had gotten it years ago.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works exactly as expected.

        By J.D. the tech team leader

        from Gainesville, FL

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

          I take all sorts of photos and wear glasses or contact lenses. With this eyecup, I can take the photos without my glasses on. Several reviews I read prior to the purchase stated the loupe blocked some of the information at the bottom of the viewfinder. I wonder if those people had the eyecup pushed down all the way because I could see everything I normally see at the bottom of the viewfinder on my K-5. I would recommend the product.

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          5.0

          Worth it

          By Bill

          from Florida

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

              K5iis, K7.
              There's no 'Wow' factor with this Eyecup. It's not expensive, and it helps with manual focusing. I don't wear glasses so I can't comment on any issues there, but I have noticed I need to move my eye up a little to see the readout at the bottom of the screen when needed, but it's not a problem.

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              5.0

              A must have accessory

              By Long time Pentaxian

              from Oakland, CA

              Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

              For those of us with aging eyes, who like to shoot macro, this eyepiece is a blessing. It's sturdy and gets the job done. It also provides a little more distance between my glasses and the camera body which decreases accidental contact with the rear LCD screen and avoids scratches.

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              4.0

              Does what it says and a little extra

              By SFPete

              from San Francisco CA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

                Helps with focusing as it should and keeps your nose a little further off the LCD. Minor vignetting not really a problem.

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                5.0

                Works great on a Pentax K-x

                By erangel

                from Panama

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Manual focusing
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

                  Used it to replace the original viewfinder cover in a Pentax K-x.
                  This eyecup fits snugly on the viewfinder and does not require any tools for installation.

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                  5.0

                  Does the job

                  By Naviguesser44

                  from Palm Beach County, Florida

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                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Comfortablefficient
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Efficient
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

                  I have tried other magnifying eyecups and found them too difficult to use because they limit the field of vision. This eyecup does not!

                  It is easy to install and fits perfectly on my K-5. I wear glasses and find that it is very comfortable to use and it even gets my cheek a little bit away from the LCD screen.

                  I collect old lenses and find that this eyecup makes them easier to focus. All in all a nice addition to the camera and to the overall experience of using the camera with various lenses.

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                  5.0

                  Happy I made the purchase!

                  By Jamfke

                  from Crossville, TN

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

                    I had been using mostly manual lenses on my Pentax K-x ever since I'd bought it. The view finder did a decent enough job at helping me get good images, but now with the O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup, my keeper to delete ratio has improved significantly. Very happy I purchased this!

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                    4.0

                    Helpful for focusing, one disadvantage

                    By High Voltage Andy

                    from Blacksburg, VA

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                          Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

                          Used on a Pentax K-5. It was quite helpful in seeing detail as needed to manually focus a telephoto lens in difficult outdoor lighting conditions. Functions well as intended.

                          The only problem is that it does cut the coners off the viewing area when used with the K-5 (viewfinder only, no effect on actual picture).

                          The additional length also makes the viewfinder more comfortable without your face being up against the camera.

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                          5.0

                          elimenates the need for corrective lens

                          By Lynn

                          from Old Lyme Ct

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • No Added Lens Correction
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • No carrying case

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

                          This is great. Prior to this purchase I had difficultly seeing thru the eye piece. While the camera said I was in focus, my eyes did not see it that way. Now I see better and I don't need corrective lens to do it.

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                          4.0

                          Life is Good

                          By Damage

                          from Gladstone, Aust

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

                            Lost the original eyecup off my Pentax 200D during a camping trip and needed to find a replacement. This one works great fits nice and tight so it wont be dislodged while im slinging my camera and makes it even easier to see the camera setup.

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                            5.0

                            Should had bought two instead

                            By Coruja Sabia

                            from Austin, TX

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Increase Vision
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

                            This has been a great addition to my K-30. It does allow me to use my single vision glasses or none at all. I am able to see my photo composition correctly. If you do not wear glasses you probably will not be able to appreciate the value this accessory adds to your Pentax camera.

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                            4.0

                            This should be included with the camera

                            By Pentax_clic

                            from Montreal, Quebec

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Landscape Photography

                              Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

                              It puts a distance between the eye in the camera and its more confortable to focus

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                              5.0

                              Need All The help I Can Get

                              By David

                              from Ca

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                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • looks good
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Studio
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

                                Anything that will help me see easier I'm all in favor for as I need all the help I can get. One of these came on the K20D that I purchased used, a couple years ago, and liked it immediately. So when I got my K5 I ordered one for it asap. Besides the magnification it keeps my face a bit farther away from the LCD screen. Plus, I think it gives the camera an overall better look.

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                                5.0

                                Works great for me, I also wear glasses

                                By RockvilleBob

                                from Rockville, MD

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                                      Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

                                      Does the job advertised

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                                      3.0

                                      OK, but difficult to use with glasses.

                                      By Dave

                                      from New York, NY

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Difficult To Use

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Studio

                                      Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

                                      This item is difficult to use with eyeglasses. It feels like you're looking into a very tiny window. That said, you do see greater detail. This item is useful in, say, a macro or product photography setting, but in day-to-day shooting, it causes more problems than it solves.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Upgrade

                                      By Mark

                                      from Texas

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use

                                        Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

                                        Since needing to wear eye glasses full time, the OEM eye pieces of my cameras have been less than satisfactory. This gives more depth to the eye cup to that my face isn't pressed against the back LCD screen of the camera while the magnification and focus ring help it work with the offset that glasses mandate.

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                                        5.0

                                        Useful

                                        By TWR

                                        from Florida

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                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Macro Photography
                                          • Telephoto

                                          Comments about Pentax O-ME53 Magnifying Eyecup:

                                          1.2x does not sound like much, but it makes a big difference. Very useful in situations that require fine tune focusing. It also helps keep your face off the camera which is far more comfortable. Since it does stick out a little it can pose some annoyances when tightly packing the camera, but can be mounted/unmounted very quickly.

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