ist DS focusing screens


Mongoose

Link Posted 15/09/2007 - 12:42
A number of people have said that if you swap the K10D focus screen for one from a *istDS then the metering issues with M series lenses go away.

This sounds great and I would dearly love to do it as I have a number of M series and equivalent lenses which I have neither the money nor the inclination to replace with modern equivalents.

One slight problem, where can I get a standard *istDS focusing screen from? That is of course without having to buy a *istDS around it?

And does anyone know how much they cost?
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Malo1961

Link Posted 10/10/2007 - 20:23
Hi,
Why don't you consider buying a Katz Eye split prism screen for your *istDS ?
95 usd exclusive VAT. But be careful Once looked thru your VF with this screen, and you want another one for your K10D.

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Martin.
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Martin.


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Mongoose

Link Posted 10/10/2007 - 22:15
Hi Martin, thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately you misunderstand (or perhaps I didn't explain well enough)

I don't have a DS, just a DL2 and a K10D. The reason I want a DS screen is that I have heard here and elsewhere that they fit the K10D and that a K10D with a DS screen meters properly with M series lenses.

I have considered the Katz-Eye screens in the past, but I am partial to spot metering at times so the exposure errors introduced when using spot mode put me off somewhat. Also I have never really had a problem focusing manually with the ground glassAlso I have never really had a problem focusing manually with the ground glass
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Kim C

Link Posted 10/10/2007 - 22:25
You could try Asahiphoto or even the shop here. http://www.ephotozine.com/shop/cat_21_38.html

I am not that well up on the letters/numbers for the DS screens?

Kim
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