HELP installing a Katz Eye split-prism focusing screen!

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  1. ChrisOquist

    ChrisOquist TPF Noob!

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    My brother gave me a Katz Eye split-prism screen for Christmas (after I drooled over his) and am having some trouble installing it on my Canon Rebel XT. I have tried it twice and my viewfinder is not showing proper focus at all. I mean that when the image is aligned in the viewfinder, the photograph is completely out of focus. When I allow the camera to autofocus, the image is completely unaligned in the viewfinder (but an in-focus photograph results).

    I initially thought I might have installed it backwards but I tried the other way and it still isnt working. Any ideas?

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    Chris
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    There might have been shims behind the original focus screen ... make sure you leave those in place and put the new focus screen on top.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Did you guess your way through it or follow the instructions online exactly? I know someone who installed this following the instructions at the Katz Eye website in his Canon with no issue what so ever.
     

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