View Full Version : Manual Focus options?

03-15-2005, 08:11 PM
Anyone know about these focusing accessories? From the Pentax Web site "Accessorize your *ist DS with optional AF Split-Image Matte and AF Divided Matte screens."

How much do these cost? How are they installed? I would think that the split image screen is easier to manually focus. You comments?

03-16-2005, 01:17 AM
There is no split focus screen officially from Pentax (like my ME Super has). The one they are referring to is spilt up with lines, basically just guide lines to help getting good composition (thirds), pretty pointless IMHO....

The is a company in Germany that makes the traditional split focus screen you are thinking off. It is actually just a machined LX screen. Unfortunately they stopped selling them by themselves (too much effort) and they only bunde them with the *ist DS they sell...

Sorry for the bad news....