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Old Feb 22, 2007, 8:19 AM   #1
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Help! My ageing eyes are having trouble with fine focusing. I miss the old spllit image foucsing screen my (very!) old Canon F-1. Is there an slr that offers this option?

:?- my eyes after an hour or so of macro work ! :sad:
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 8:48 AM   #2
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The Katz-Eye focusing screen can be fitted to a wide range of DSLR cameras. One of the screen models features a split screen.

http://www.katzeyeoptics.com/

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Old Feb 22, 2007, 10:07 AM   #3
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Sarah, you are truly a font of information! :idea:

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Old Feb 22, 2007, 5:00 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! Looks like there's hope for me afterall! Guess this means my olefilm cameraswill stay in the closet .
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Old Feb 22, 2007, 11:47 PM   #5
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Just be sure to check out the FAQs regarding metering effects. I have read of some problems in this area.

My solution was new eyeglasses - my optometrist is very good about working with photographers, shooters, and computer users, and did an excellent job with progressive focus lenses that let me use the matte screen quite well.

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And the diopter adjustment on most DSLR's will correct all but the most severe vision problems as far as that goes. (Though those that don't read manuals might realize there is that option on thier cameras.)
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Old Feb 23, 2007, 3:22 AM   #7
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The Canon 5D and 1D cameras certainly can be fitted with split-screen focussing aids.

Though their AF system is so incredibly good, and their viewfinders so big and bright, that it's not normally required. So they do not come as standard with the camera, you have to buy them as extras.

I have no idea about Nikon, but I'd be surprised if their top level cameras didn't offer something similar.
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