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D200 split focus screen fitting - GRRR !!

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    NikLG
    NikLG  91736 forum posts England
    5 May 2010 - 9:44 PM

    Anyone ever tried doing this ?
    I got a split focus screen yesterday, fitted it in about 10 minutes.
    Seemed too easy to be true...
    It was off centre though, so this evening I thought I'd pop the bracket up, give it
    a little tap ( the body ) to get it centred, then pop the bracket back down...
    Argh ! It took AGES. I couldn't get the bracket to click into place and every time it sprang back up the screen moved, going off centre again. The one time it DID go down easily I found the the action of clipping it down had shifted the screen as well.
    Then, as if I wasn't wound up enough, the bracket decides ( on it's own...honest ) to jump out of it's anchor holes..
    Another 15 minutes finding the holes to stick it back into ( thank god for Manfrotto reversible centre columns... ) and then it clipped down with no problem.
    Bloody screen is still off centre though Sad

    Just in case anyone else wants to try it....easy enough, but potentially a shoddy result....there must be a knack to getting the bracket down easily...

    /rant

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    Save yerself all this grief, buy a Seagull 120 medium format (forget this digital tosh) and splitscreen focus till yer hearts content!

    akh
    akh e2 Member 101142 forum postsakh vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
    6 May 2010 - 10:47 AM

    Is this of any help clicky
    Tony

    NikLG
    NikLG  91736 forum posts England
    6 May 2010 - 11:05 AM

    Cheers guys.
    Useful link. I am sure there is a knack to it Smile

    I'll give it another go on the weekend...

    ecowarrior
    6 May 2010 - 2:34 PM

    Where did you get your split-screen thingy from Nik?

    NikLG
    NikLG  91736 forum posts England
    6 May 2010 - 5:09 PM

    I got a cheap one from ebay. Form Korea, it seems, judging by the postmark on the package.
    Which may explain why it's not as accurate as I thought it might be. Though that may be due to it not
    being lined up properly so it might not be focussing ( as in, I might not be focussing ) on the exact
    centre of the image or something....it only cost about 15 quid.

    ecowarrior
    6 May 2010 - 6:28 PM

    Ta. I heard about these things but didn't know you could get them for Nikons.

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