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F3 & F4 focus screens: interchangeable?


Seattle, US
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Googlyelmo Registered since 10th Oct 2012
Sun 31-Mar-13 12:55 AM

I seem to remember reading, here or elsewhere, that F3 focusing screens can be used in the F4 for 100% compatibility, fit, and function. Is this true, and are there any exceptions/reservations? There seem to be a lot of good F3 screens out there right now, especially on eBay, for decent prices, and rarely other than Type 'B' F4 screens (and some of the telephoto screens), so my wheels are turning. Thinking of the J, K, and P, especially.

Also, what is the deal with the so-called "red dot" screens? A collector's thing, or do the "red dot" units differ in a significant, functional way from the screens with the white lettering?