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pintsgrove 17th September 2012 09:43 AM

split screen focus screens
 
Hello all.
Has anyone here tried the split view focusing screens as advertised by KatzEyes and ebay ?
Are they relatively simple to fit ?
Do they work with all lens aperture settings ? (I use a lot of OM non-digital lenses as well)
Thanks.

DJMC 17th September 2012 06:50 PM

Re: split screen focus screens
 
Yes, I fitted a Katzeye to my E-1 which is the simplest to fit.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1292/P9273014a.JPG

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1292/P9273014b.JPG

Works just like my old OM-2n's screen.

Other models are a fair bit trickier to fit I believe?

;)

gphemy 19th September 2012 08:07 AM

Re: split screen focus screens
 
Fitting a replacement focus screen to the E-1 is indeed easy (perhaps more fidly than to an OM, but not beyond my capabilities), and I also believe that the other models are much trickier, in part because of the AF indicators.
BUT
in my experience with the E-1 after fitting a split-image screen, the metering will be affected, and in the case of flash metering, it will be very severely affected.

Piers

pintsgrove 20th September 2012 04:06 PM

Re: split screen focus screens
 
Thanks for that. Is the E-1 fixing the same as the E420 ?

DJMC 20th September 2012 04:09 PM

Re: split screen focus screens
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pintsgrove (Post 188560)
Thanks for that. Is the E-1 fixing the same as the E420 ?

More complicated I believe. Go to the Katzeye site and have a look for that model's fitting instructions.

gphemy 20th September 2012 04:29 PM

Re: split screen focus screens
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pintsgrove (Post 188560)
Thanks for that. Is the E-1 fixing the same as the E420 ?

As far as I recall the E-1 screen is held in place by a spring clip (which is visible in DJMC's photos, at the edge of the screen, in line with the split image spot) - you have to hold the camera upside down, use a jewellers screwdriver (or similar tool) to pop the clip open, swap the screens, then use the same tool to replace the clip.

Meerkats could do it.

Piers

DJMC 20th September 2012 04:33 PM

Re: split screen focus screens
 
I believe the OP has the E-420, not E-1, hence his question and my reply.

;)

gphemy 21st September 2012 12:51 PM

Re: split screen focus screens
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DJMC (Post 188564)
I believe the OP has the E-420, not E-1, hence his question and my reply.

;)

Ah, quite so, I had lost track of that. There is a subtle difference between "Is the E-1 fixing the same as the E-420" and "Is the E-420 fixing the same as the E-1"!

Piers


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