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D200 split focus screen fitting - GRRR !!


NikLG 11 1.7k England
5 May 2010 9:44PM
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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6 May 2010 12:49AM
Save yerself all this grief, buy a Seagull 120 medium format (forget this digital tosh) and splitscreen focus till yer hearts content!
akh Plus
12 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
6 May 2010 10:47AM
Is this of any help clicky
Tony
NikLG 11 1.7k England
6 May 2010 11:05AM
Cheers guys.
Useful link. I am sure there is a knack to it Smile

I'll give it another go on the weekend...
ecowarrior 9 577 England
6 May 2010 2:34PM
Where did you get your split-screen thingy from Nik?
NikLG 11 1.7k England
6 May 2010 5:09PM
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 9 577 England
6 May 2010 6:28PM
Ta. I heard about these things but didn't know you could get them for Nikons.

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