Focusing Screen

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  1. d3vinW

    d3vinW TPF Noob!

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    I have a d40 and a couple of lenses that an't compatible with the af.. is it advisable to change the focusing screen to make manual focusing easier? I am looking at the katz eye.. any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've heard from a few people who have changed their screen to something like that, and they all seemed to love it. I don't know how easy it would be on a D40.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Katzeye inserts. Do a google for them.
     
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    As far as I can tell, the Katz Eye screens are cut down Nikon K3 screens. I cut one down for my D40x, and it's on my to-do list to post a description of how to do it, next time I make one for a friend.

    It's fairly easy to do, if you are careful. There is a lot of spare material in the D40/D40x screen that is not seen in the viewfinder, so the centre circle appears to be offset.

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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have a Katzeye screen in my D200. Best $100 I ever spent. I love it. The viewfinder is still small and it's not a solution for focusing at night, but damn I have not got a MF photo wrong since I bought it.
     

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