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D200 split prism focusing screen

simonsi

Auckland, NZ
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simonsi Registered since 17th Apr 2003
Mon 27-Mar-06 09:15 AM

Further update on this, my screen has arrived and went in in less than 2 minutes after a good read of the instructions. I still have a clean viewfinder and after a few good bursts of 20 frames @5fps the latch is still latched (you have to find out somehow/sometime right?).

The Nikon screen comes out cleanly and can be reinstalled at any time, the padded pouch/box provided with the KatzEye screen is a good storage box for the Nikon screen.

One tip that may/may not be obvious but for manual focus I find it much easier by moving the selected AF point out to one side (Nikon still gives you a selected focus point in MF eh???), this gives you a clearer view of the split prism.

AF seems unaffected, either in speed or accuracy (using AF-S).

Metering in all modes seems unaffected thus far.

On-demand gridlines are unaffected.

Nikon/std AF indicators are unaffected.

Thus far (using my 18-200), in good light, Nikon's AF is at least as accurate as my MF using the split screen. The green dot indication concurs with the split screen too.

I don't have one of the lenses or combos to hand for which I expect to really use the screen's features so that will have to wait.

Last I discussed with Katz they were looking at making the instructions (at least a lo-res version) downloadable prior to purchase, their comment to me was that they were coy as previously they had had material from their instructions copied by a competitor so were cautious - although they did agree the benefits to sales by making them viewable easily prior to purchase may outweigh the IPR considerations.

Edited to add that I have no connection with the manufacturer/supplier other than as a satisfied customer....


Cheers

Simon

A New Zealand Nikonian

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