N8008/F801 Focusing screen question

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by snmishra, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. snmishra

    snmishra Guest

    Hi All

    I am looking at buying either B or E focusing screen for my F801. Is
    there any reason I should prefer one over the other? Also, do I need
    to get the meter re-calibrated if I change the focusing screen?

    I would appreciate any help.

    Thanks
    Satya
     
    snmishra, Oct 22, 2003
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  2. So you now have the J screen in the camera? The one with the
    microprism center?
    Well, they are identical except for the grid lines
    on the E screen. If you need or like those, get the E.
    If they get in the way, get the B. I have grid screens
    in most of my cameras, but that's just a personal
    preference. If you shoot architecture, get the E.
    No.

    Regards,
    Chris
     
    Christoph Breitkopf, Oct 22, 2003
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  3. snmishra

    snmishra Guest

    Christoph> So you now have the J screen in the camera? The one
    Christoph> with the microprism center?

    Christoph> Well, they are identical except for the grid lines on
    Christoph> the E screen. If you need or like those, get the E. If
    Christoph> they get in the way, get the B. I have grid screens in
    Christoph> most of my cameras, but that's just a personal
    Christoph> preference. If you shoot architecture, get the E.

    Christoph> No.

    Christoph> Regards, Chris

    Christoph> -- Bokeh test images:
    Christoph> http://www.bokeh.de/en/bokeh_images.html

    Chris

    Thanks a lot for the info. I have the stock focusing screen right
    now. It is clear glass and down right impossible to say when the image
    is focused in many cases. I think I will go down to the store and see
    if they can help me try out both the B and E screens.

    Once again thanks for the info.

    Thanks
    Satya
     
    snmishra, Oct 22, 2003
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  4. Then you already have the B screen. The E won't be any
    different except for the grid lines.

    If you are looking for a focusing aid, the only choice
    for the 801 is the J screen, which has a microprism center.
    If you have a F801s, the spot metering won't work
    with that screen, though (as far as I know).

    Regards,
    Chris
     
    Christoph Breitkopf, Oct 23, 2003
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  5. snmishra

    snmishra Guest

    Christoph> Then you already have the B screen. The E won't be any
    Christoph> different except for the grid lines.

    Christoph> If you are looking for a focusing aid, the only choice
    Christoph> for the 801 is the J screen, which has a microprism
    Christoph> center. If you have a F801s, the spot metering won't
    Christoph> work with that screen, though (as far as I know).

    Christoph> Regards, Chris
    Hi Chris

    Thanks a lot for the info. Hmmm, so I was in the dark about these
    focusing screens. I will give it some more scrutiny and see if I would
    be better off with not doing anything. Mine is not the F801s. So I guess
    I should be fine with the J screen too.

    Thanks
    Satya
     
    snmishra, Oct 23, 2003
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