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Re: Split Screen Viewfinder

Thanks and apologies for not picking this up sooner. That site looks very interesting indeed. Definitely worthy of investigation.

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Re: Split Screen Viewfinder

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do not have one of these but looked into them when i tried canon. he does his own laset etching so focus areas and metering show up as they should.


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Just had a look and am very interested. One thing I'm not clear on is whether or not the focus point indicators, three on my E520 which you can change, will still show up and chnage as you manually swap them. Your comment seems to suggest that they do still work.

Notwithstanding that point I like the rule of thirds grid option which should also make horizons a little easier as well as a quick compositional tool.

On a more important note glad to see grumpiness is international. I sense an international movement here

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Re: Split Screen Viewfinder

Probably a bit late in the action but my e-3 proved to be a real barsteward when it came to swapping screens. It came out like a bat out of hell and like trying to pour a gallon into a wee whisky glass it didn't work. Some have done it, but by all accounts you need excellent eyesight, ferret fingers and nerves of steel not to forget having some luck along the way. Something, if I remember correctly, is that the e-510 for example is more of a DIY than the e-3. I mention this as it may be a similar sitrep for some of the other e-*** series.

Having a new screen fitted in the e-3 with the cross hairs = 0 & X type grid was around 70.
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Probably a bit late in the action but my e-3 proved to be a real barsteward when it came to swapping screens. It came out like a bat out of hell and like trying to pour a gallon into a wee whisky glass it didn't work. Some have done it, but by all accounts you need excellent eyesight, ferret fingers and nerves of steel not to forget having some luck along the way. Something, if I remember correctly, is that the e-510 for example is more of a DIY than the e-3. I mention this as it may be a similar sitrep for some of the other e-*** series.

Having a new screen fitted in the e-3 with the cross hairs = 0 & X type grid was around 70.
Thanks for that - did you find it worthwhile? Also I wonder of you can comment on my question regarding the foucus point indicators; are they lost with the new screen? That is something I use when in AF mode so that would be a big factor in deciding to go with this or not.



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Re: Split Screen Viewfinder

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Just had a look and am very interested. One thing I'm not clear on is whether or not the focus point indicators, three on my E520 which you can change, will still show up and chnage as you manually swap them. Your comment seems to suggest that they do still work.

Notwithstanding that point I like the rule of thirds grid option which should also make horizons a little easier as well as a quick compositional tool.

On a more important note glad to see grumpiness is international. I sense an international movement here

cheers

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as i remember(been a while) i contacted him about the same issue on my old
reblel xt and on that model the focus points did show. that was the clincher
for me if i decided to buy and that was when i found out he did his own laser
etching.

when i contacted him it seems to me he answered pretty quickly.

hope it helps, larry
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Hec,

as i remember(been a while) i contacted him about the same issue on my old
reblel xt and on that model the focus points did show. that was the clincher
for me if i decided to buy and that was when i found out he did his own laser
etching.

when i contacted him it seems to me he answered pretty quickly.

hope it helps, larry

Thanks Larry - I will contact him to check out what he can do onb that front but it does sound veru encouraging.

Thanks for the update

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