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Old Aug 15, 2006, 3:21 PM   #11
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sorry.
my fault.
i should not have posted anything until the bidding thing was over.

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Just bought a split screen from Ischi - the auction linked to above. Was watching it for a while, then decided to go for it.

Should help the manual focus no end.



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was it an auction?? i mailed him asking.

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Old Aug 15, 2006, 6:48 PM   #12
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The indoor shot was quite easy.

This is the first couple of outdoor macro with this screen and FA100mm

http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/image/65229284/large
http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/image/65229719/large

The wastage is high - say 1/15 is good ones. Given my retirement age eyesight, it is an improvement already.

Hardly had luck with butterfly anyway

I do not know if it is better off for me to lower my exposure time and get higher aperture.

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Very sharp Daniel, looks like this is working out fine.

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Daniel, you might try bumping the ISO down to 400 or 800. These shots at 1600 show a little more noise.

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Old Aug 15, 2006, 7:56 PM   #14
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Agreed. Will try.

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Daniel, you might try bumping the ISO down to 400 or 800. These shots at 1600 show a little more noise.

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Old Aug 17, 2006, 8:29 PM   #15
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I just ordered one of Ischi's Minolta X-700 based focus screens, his ebay auctions say the large prism screen like Daniel has is best for macro and long telephoto while the Minolta is better for general photography. Minoltas of the 1980s had the best viewfinders around so I am hoping that this one willwork better for me. I will post my results here when I get it (possibly within the next couple of weeks).

I may put this in my DL and then get a K100D next winter, that way I will have a camera body for my old fast primes as well as the SR system for my long AF zoom.

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Daniel-

Ira is very correct, in my opinion. That is a great photo, but there is just too much noise. The lower ISO may be the answer.

Ira-

Do you really feel that Ishi's screen will improve the focus performance? In my opinion, it will be a help when manually focusing, but it won't make any difference when using AF. Please share more about your logic. Am I missing something?

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Sarah, my fast primes are manual focus lenses, a 28mm f2.8 XR Rikenon, a 135mm f2.8 XR Rikenon, an SMC-M 50mm f1.7 and an SMC-A 70-210 f4 zoom (also a 200mm f3.5 Chinon screw mount lens). I meant that I would use my AF lenses on the K100D while using the DL, with Ischi's screen, for my MF stuff.

Sorry if I caused any confusion. I find MF with my DL rather difficult (time consuming and not very accurate too often). I want a digital that works like my old K1000, pathetic isn't it.

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Ira-

Thanks for clearing things up for me. Yes, our human nature takes over, and we always desire what was most comfortable in the past.

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i just ordered also..

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Just an update.

My split screen arrived today. Took 20 mins to change it - 15 mins working up the nerve to attack my new camera and 5 mins to actually change it.

Verdict - fantastic! Pentax should go back to putting this screen in as standard. My manual focus lenses now work!!



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