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Old Oct 23, 2002, 1:05 PM   #1
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Wonder if any one has a 'fool proof' (me) way of sharply focusing the diopter? Black & white 'target like studio TV cameras were aligned years back?
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Old Oct 23, 2002, 1:17 PM   #2
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Look @ the graphical icons (or f-stop/shutter speed) and turn the wheel until you see a sharp edge. You are focusing on the EVF screen and not @ some distant object when it's hard!

The TV indian head target is for the AF system not the diopter!
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Thanks NHL. Thinking a pair of cheap single magnification reading glasses might help - better than tri-focals.
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Old Oct 24, 2002, 3:56 AM   #4
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Thanks NHL. Thinking a pair of cheap single magnification reading glasses might help - better than tri-focals.
Reading glasses will make things worse, not better. The EVF is set up for you to focus your eye at infinity. Reading glasses help you focus up close.

Do as was said above, i.e. fix your focus on the information displayed in the window (I like the grid) and adjust the diopter setting until the data or grid is as sharp as you can get it. I find it works best if I use a plain white wall for a background so I don't have any backgrond pattern to distract me.
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Agreed, adjust the diopter setting until the viewfinder info (shutter speed etc.) is a sharp as you can get it.
Don's idea of using a white wall while you do this is a good one.

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