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Old Jun 21, 2007, 4:44 PM   #11
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One thing to remember on cleaning the focusing screen is it is made of plastic and gets static in it pretty easily, especially wiping it with a cloth. I learned a trick cleaning meter faces. You can mix up a cup of warm water and put a few drops of dish soap in it. This will remove the static. Just swirl it around or use a cotton ball gently if you need to wipe. Rinse in distilled water and blow dry with your rocket blower. Hold it with the tweezers, only by the tab that is for that or you may hold it between your fingers, but only by the edges, like you would hold a coin to look at. You don't want any oil from your fingers on the screen.

I have a DL and have cleaned the focusing screen a couple of times and it is not hard to get in and out. Just go easy and take your time. There were some good pictures posted here a few months ago. Try doing a search on focusing screen cleaning- Bruce
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Old Jun 21, 2007, 4:57 PM   #12
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thanks for all the tips guys, I'll try this tomorrow.

@Darren: Oh my god, you found my first post on this forum, nearly exactly a year ago!

I even forgot some of the stuff that was told to me there. Thanks!

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Old Jun 21, 2007, 5:18 PM   #13
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pop off a PM to ira(monza). he's changed his numerous times...

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roy - i think ira is monza76
yes it is. i just forgot his birthday.. hehe

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@Darren: Oh my god, you found my first post on this forum, nearly exactly a year ago!

I even forgot some of the stuff that was told to me there. Thanks!

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yes, a miracle! search, here is not that good.


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Old Jun 21, 2007, 5:18 PM   #14
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To be honest Tom, I used those links to help someone out on another forum.



If it works for me, then it should work for everyone!



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Old Jun 21, 2007, 8:41 PM   #15
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Hi Tom,

I forgot to mention that if you are thinking about the focus sceen from that person get the 45 degree one. From what I have read so far it is the one needing least exposure compensation if any.

They also explain why they use the K1000 focus screen versus what the others use to make theirs from. the K1000 screen is closer to the thickness of the digital screens.

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