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Re: [OM] screens

Subject: Re: [OM] screens
From: "Ulf Westerberg" <ulf.westerberg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 09:11:04 +0100
Steve Schaffner wrote:

>Dumb question time again.  My OM4T has whatever default screen it came
>with, back in the mid to late 80's when I bought it (split image +
>wholly useless microprism ring(*)

Agree.

>+ matte elsewhere).  I hear, every
>now and then, about the bold new world of bright screens, and wonder
>what I'm missing.  Is the 2-13 a brighter screen?

Oh Yes.

>How does it compare
>with the Beattie screens?

Don't know.

>Will getting one make my life complete, and
>give me a glossy coat and sweet breath?

In short: YES!

>  What exactly will it do?


If you're using slow lenses as 4.5, 5.6, 6.3 etc the benefit is enormous. If
you have 2.0 lenses the benefits are not so great. One member of this list
also complained about the difficulty when using slow wide-angles. I
personally prefer the 2-4 without anything at all in the middle, always
center focusing your subjects is a beginners sin in photography and this
screen helps you avoiding that.
But these matters tend to be very personal, what works for one user might
not work for another. IMO these screens are the most important thing I've
purchased the last years. I'm regularly using the 300/4.5 with 1.4X, for
birdphotography and with newer batter and faster films I can get results I
couldn't dream of at the time when the camera (OM4Ti) was introduced!
Macro-work also becomes a breeze.

Cheers
Ulf Westerberg

>
>
>(*) I have found objects, here and there, that I could actually focus on
>using the microprism.  But for some reason they were never objects I
>wanted to take pictures of.
>
>
>Thanks,
>
>Steve Schaffner



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