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Re: [OM] Hello & Focussing Screen Question

Subject: Re: [OM] Hello & Focussing Screen Question
From: "Michael Humberston" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 21:18:17 +0100
Many thanks to everyone for advice on focussing screens.  Yes, I have 
already discovered the trick of moving my head to get the range-
finder to illuminate and to get an accurate focus using this.  
However, it isn't always easy to find a near-vertical edge to use 
this trick on.

My current priority for equipment is to build up a selection of 
lenses and also some flash equipment and possibly also macro 
equipment.  However I'm very fussy with quality so it may take a 
while.  After that I might get to consider an OM-4t[i].

Mike

On 25 Jun 2001, at 18:53, Bruce Kolber wrote:

> All excellent advice from the others.....also, if you haven't noticed
> yet, you can get the viewfinder to not black out by moving your head
> (your eye) left, right, up, down very slightly....there is a distinct
> point where the split-image is not blacked out. Bruce Kolber St.
> Petersburg, FL  33715 USA ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom
> Scales" <tscales@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent:
> Monday, June 25, 2001 6:32 PM Subject: Re: [OM] Hello & Focussing
> Screen Question
> 
> 
> > Michael,
> >
> > First, welcome to the list -- it is a wonderful, supportive family.
> > Could end up costing you a bundle, though, as we're all enablers in
> > a disease called Zuikoholism.  You'll see <g>.
> >
> > Others have already answered the question about a Beattie or 2
> > series screen.
> >
> > So, I am going to be the first enabler.  Look around for a good
> > condition OM-2S or OM-4 or OM-4T.  For two reasons.  The first, with
> > a 2 series screen, the meter is right.  Secondly, the you'll really
> > like the aperture preferred automatic.  Set the aperture, the camera
> > does the rest.
> >
> > If you haven't found the eSIF (our bible), check out Hans'
> > incredible work at:
> >
> > http://www.taiga.ca/~esif/om-sif.htm
> >
> > Everything you've ever wanted to know about OM equipment.
> >
> > Tom
> > the worst enabler of them all.
> >
> > > Hello!
> > >
> > > I've recently purchased an OM1n and have just joined this list to
> > > help me get up to speed on this camera.  I've noticed it's a
> > > rather high volume list so I hope I'm going to be able to keep up
> > > with it.
> > >
> > > I've started with the 50mm f1.4 and the 500mm f8 mirror lenses. 
> > > I'm intending to try using the 500mm for photographing birds.  The
> > > camera came with the 1-13 screen fitted and also with a spare
> > > 1-13.  I find that the image that the 500mm produces in the
> > > view-finder when using this lens is not very bright at all and it
> > > is quite difficult to judge an exact focus from the image on the
> > > matte area of the screen. I'm wondering if I would find focussing
> > > the lens easier with a clear screen or possibly with a Beattie
> > > screen.  Please can anyone advise? Also, does the light meter give
> > > correct readings with Beattie screens?


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