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Old Feb 11, 2007, 9:53 PM   #1
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i just ordered this. it magnifies the VF to 1.2X.
will my split screen still work??

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Old Feb 11, 2007, 9:59 PM   #2
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Let us know how it works Roy. I'd be interested in one, and no, I have no idea if it'll work with your split screen...cheers.....Don
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Old Feb 11, 2007, 10:16 PM   #3
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I had a magnifier on my LX and the split screen was still visable and seemed to work OK.

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Old Feb 12, 2007, 5:46 PM   #4
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Please post a review once you have had a chance to try it out. I was actually thinking of getting that to help me with my macro and manual focusing.
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Old Feb 12, 2007, 6:29 PM   #5
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Hi Roy,

I ended up getting the N*kon version. It's 1.17x magnification and costs @ $10 less -- and it was available at the time. I've used it with my DS and Katzeye. and it worked fine -- I don't currently use it on either of my Pentaxes because with my glasses, I found myself moving my eye around too much to see different areas of the VF, and I didn't think that it made much of a difference -- but that's probably just me -- many seem to find it a great help.

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Old Feb 12, 2007, 11:13 PM   #6
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Yup definately a non eyeglass option.

Thankfully I am far sighted so $1 reading glasses are fine and diopter VF adjustment is fine.

But yes glasses add physical FL angularly altering space... so the more you magnify the more critical that gets.....

Maybe why most SLR VF are in the sub 100% range, though mid/upper 90's.
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 6:03 PM   #7
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I was hoping to get one of these, but heard that if ya have glasses it's not very helpful...dammit
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 10:36 PM   #8
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I was hoping to get one of these, but heard that if ya have glasses it's not very helpful...dammit
I have one, I have glasses, and I like it very much.
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Old Feb 15, 2007, 11:32 PM   #9
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Of course that can greatly depend on what one's lens perscription is...

The stronger the more problematic.

I know some with stereotypical "coke bottle" lenses that really can't use any optical VF's at all, and are greatfull for todays rear LCD screen VF P&S's

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Old Feb 16, 2007, 5:50 PM   #10
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received this today. wow, 3 day shipping from japan. i think i'm going to like it..

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