Q: how to mask edges of D800 focusing screen?
I want to mask the edges of the D800 focusing screen (I need to mask it to a 4:3 aspect ratio project). I need something tape-like that will apply easily (manuel dexterity is not a problem) but remove without leaving any residue but affix firmly enough that there is no danger the masking strips falling off and down into the mirror box. Any ideas? (Note I know about the 4:5 crop format and dimming the finder edges, that's not what I'm after)
(It's at time like this I miss the old Nikons -- I would have just got a replacement screen and painted the edges and popped it in.) Thanks.
#1. "RE: Q: how to mask edges of D800 focusing screen?" | In response to Reply # 0f11 Nikonian since 23rd Feb 2006Fri 22-Feb-13 05:23 PM | edited Fri 22-Feb-13 05:27 PM by f11
Can you cut a mask from gelatin filter material similar to the filters that come with a speed light and place it on top of the screen? This would keep it away from moving parts such as the mirror or shutter. Just about any adhesive that I can think of would damage the screen.