D3200 Focus Screen Replacement
I have a D3200 body as a backup and I'm wondering if anyone has done the replacement on the focus screen. There are a couple of sellers on the Internet and I'm thinking about picking up an old-fashioned split prism to help with manual focus situations. There are times that I shoot with either very long lenses or in poor light and it seems to baffle the AF sensor. I know that I could use LV mode and zoom in to check focus, but I'm more of the old school eye-to-viewfinder shooter.
Any pros or cons?
#1. "RE: D3200 Focus Screen Replacement" | In response to Reply # 0JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Mon 23-Jun-14 08:31 PM
Depending on the conditions you are shooting under, low light can also baffle the split prisms.
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#2. "RE: D3200 Focus Screen Replacement" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberMon 23-Jun-14 08:45 PM
I would recommend the Katz-Eye Plus and Opti-Brite Focusing screen
I have them on my D2X and D700 and they do make quite a difference in both brightness and precise focusing.
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#3. "RE: D3200 Focus Screen Replacement" | In response to Reply # 2GLMcConaughey Registered since 09th Jun 2014Tue 24-Jun-14 05:49 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback. That's the company at the top of my list. As good as the D3200 is overall, I can still pull manual focus better on an old K1000. I'm hoping the screen will help.