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Re: [OM] OM-G Focusing Screen

Subject: Re: [OM] OM-G Focusing Screen
From: "John Hermanson" <omtech@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 20:33:48 -0400
If the user took the screen ou it is possible he either put it in backwards
or bent the mirror stop while working on it.  A properly installed screen
has the dull side (focusing side) facing  up or towards the prism.  Any OM
screen will fit as long as the tab is cut off first.

John
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----- Original Message -----
From: Justin Morrison <justinm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 1999 1:39 PM
Subject: [OM] OM-G Focusing Screen


> I am in need of information regarding the focusing screens used
> in the OM-G.
>
> I recently acquired one of these cameras from a friend and have found
> after repeated testing, with multiple Zukio lenses, that the focus
> is consistently and drasticly off. Also, there are several major scratches
> on the Matte-Microprism-Split focusing screen that lead me to believe that
> the internals of the camera had been tampered with.
>
> Sure enough, the previous owner had tried to remove the focusing screen
> at one point for a cleaning.
>
> According to the local shops, the OM-G does NOT have a user
> serviceable/swappable screen.
>
> Question 1: Could the focusing problems be due to a misaligned focusing
> screen? For example: The image is focused correctly in the view-finder
> but blurry on film.
>
> Question 2: Can the OM-G focusing screens (which do NOT have the metal
> rim to protect the edges) be replaced with the standard "OM" screens
> that are often featured on eBay? I am having extreme difficulty in
> tracking down a screen made specificly for the OM-G camera.
>
> Any help/suggestions/experience would be greatly appreciated.
> I would hate to have this beautiful camera go unused any longer.
>
> Thank you.
>
> -Justin
>
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