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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D90/D80/D70 (Public) topic #251511
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msullivan09 Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 01st Sep 2009 Mon 02-Jul-12 04:45 AM
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"KatzEye"



Anybody with practical experience with this focusing screen?

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources   San Pedro Garza García, MX  Charter Member Mon 02-Jul-12 07:09 AM
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The Katz-Eye focusing screen helps you make manual focusing easier.
They do that by having a microprism collar and a split-image rangefinder.
We found it to be a great screen not just for macro but also for portraits with a medium fast telephoto lens, where the depth of field is minimal and the focus critical.
The ones with an OptiBrite treatment, will give you the brightest viewfinder you ever had and it certainly gives the impression to make AF focusing a bit faster.
I have one on each of my working cameras.

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AllanDK Silver Member  Solbjerg, DK  Nikonian since 10th Nov 2010 Mon 02-Jul-12 11:18 AM
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I have the KatzEye split-screen in my D90, and can give it my full recommendation. Focusing is like the old manuel SLR's and I use it a lot in situation with low light or poor contrast etc.

And if you dont have 10 thumbs - it's rather straight forward to follow the instruction for installing.

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gpoole Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Awarded for his very generous support to the Fundrasing Campaing 2014 Writer Ribbon awarded for his article contributions for the Articles library and the eZine   Farmington Hills, US  Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004 Mon 02-Jul-12 01:05 PM
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I have one on my D300. It helps me a lot with my several MF lenses. I also use it for macro when AF is not practical. I strongly recommend one for these uses. Note I have not added one to my D90 because it is may backup and I don't use it with MF lenses.

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msullivan09 Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 01st Sep 2009 Tue 03-Jul-12 12:01 AM
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Thanks for all your responses, very helpful. Any merit to any of the knock offs on ebay?

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msullivan09 Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 01st Sep 2009 Wed 04-Jul-12 05:55 PM
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I'll take that as a NO. Thanks all. I like what I see and hear about KatzEye and that's what I'll be installing in my D90.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sully2012/

  

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