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Old Mar 8, 2008, 4:26 PM   #1
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I'm loving my E-510 but am having trouble with MF. Since some of the older lenses intrigue (Sp?) me. I'd like to try something to help with the Manual focus.

I've seen the ME-1 eye cup and some say they are using the Pentax eye cup but I've also heard about a Cat's eye or something like that. Does anyone know what this is and where to find it.

If anyone has suggestions I'd appreciate them.

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Old Mar 8, 2008, 5:24 PM   #2
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For focusing what you want is a replacement focusing screen with a focusing aid...see the following:
http://www.katzeyeoptics.com/item--O...prod_E510.html

The ME-1 is a magnified eyecup which can be read about here:
http://www.gadgetmiser.com/Olympus%2...%20Eyecup.html

You'll note that this person also has a split view focusing screen installed also.

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Why not use the live view and zoom way in? I've not yet tried it on mine, but I believe you can zoom in to something like 10X and focus on any small section within the frame.
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Old Mar 8, 2008, 9:52 PM   #4
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Hi Don,

I recently bought and installed a Katz Eye split prism focusing screen in my E-510. The link Mike provided is where to get them. Once ordered, it takes about 2-3 weeks for delivery and Katz Eye seems to be a good outfit.Greg makes a valid point about using Live View for focusing with the zoom capability, however my Live View washes out so badly in sunlight that I can't use it for much of anything in that environment.

Concerning the Katz Eye, mine helps tremendously for focusing in either manual or auto+manual modes. It was very easy to install and took only a few minutes, although I had changed screens in an OM-1 many moons ago so I had some inkling of what to do. I have no problems with it even at f22! You do lose the autofocus brackets and red dots although for the easier focus I don't mind that at all.

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Old Mar 8, 2008, 11:30 PM   #5
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I was told by someone on another forum that the Katzeye messed up the heatering some how. Have you had any trouble with that?

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If you went to http://www.katzeyeoptics.com/item--O...prod_E510.html you can see what they say about metering on the E-510.
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Meter performance may vary significantly when using non-ZD lenses with a mount adapter.
Very promising when most people buy this screen for non-ZD use. They ought to give a few more hints.

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Old Mar 9, 2008, 1:19 PM   #8
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I'm using the two kit lenses (14-42mm & 40-150mm) and haven't noticed any problems with metering.
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Old Mar 12, 2008, 10:24 AM   #9
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have you tryMF with live view? it allow you to do a 7x or 10x zoom to let you check the focus, the the image stabilization can be used at the same time to reduce the shaking.

I was using this method just last night to take some pix of the moon
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Old Mar 12, 2008, 1:03 PM   #10
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Nice shot bitslizer. If you used a tripod for the shot, don't you have to turn off IS?

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