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].
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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