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D1/H/x viewfinder w/Dk-17m versus D2H/Hs/x/xs w/out

ZoneV

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005
Sun 25-Jan-09 07:20 PM

I've never used a D2-series camera. I understand that my D1H has 0.8x magnification and 96% coverage, while the D2 bodies have 0.86x magnification and 100% coverage at a slightly lower eyepoint (not sure if eyepoint influences perceived size).

I have the DK-17m on my D1H. It has a 1.2x factor. So that gives my camera 0.96x magnification with 96% coverage. Now, theoretically, this sounds like a much larger image than the stock D2 bodies withstandard eyepiece. For those who use both, is this the case in practice? Which is larger -- the D1 with dk-17m or the D2 without it?

Oh, and by the way...can one use the same focusing screens in the D1 and D2 bodies?

Thanks.

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