Katzeye

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  1. icassell

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    I know these have been discussed here before, but I still can't make the decision.

    http://www.katzeyeoptics.com/cat--Canon-DSLRs--cat_canon.html

    I manual focus alot with my 30D and have been considering getting the Katzeye split-screen with cross hairs and brightener (total a bit more than $200). I'm nervous about putting it in myself, but my camera shop's repair tech (who I trust) will do it for about $25.

    So ... thoughts? Is the screen worth it? Will I miss the cross hairs if I don't get them?
     
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    Thanks for re-posting the URL cuz I could'nt find it. I think I'm going to do this when I scrape the $$ together. Still debating the optibrite treatment - I figure that since I'm spending this much, another $50 isn't outrageous if it has a chance of helping. I'm not sure which grids to get, but likely will get the simple cross-hairs.
     
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    Now it's a debate with myself -- do I get simple crosshairs or rule-of-thirds markings ... damn ... decisions ... decisions ...
     
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    To be honest I'd much prefer rule of thirds markings. The D200's markings are quarters and are useful only for lining up horizons. I use my top and bottom, right and left focus points to roughly mean thirds when I'm carefully composing.
     
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    I just had a little e-mail exchange with Rachel Katz. I asked her if there were any plans for a 45 degree angle on the split. She says they have lots of requests for that, but they aren't able to do it yet. We also talked about grids. I dunno ... think I might skip the grids altogether -- not sure they're worth the $ as I usually don't have trouble with alignment or placement. Gotta keep thinking about this ... not ready to order yet anyway.
     
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    I like shooting with the thirds grid quite allot. I don't like crosshairs much. That's just me though - not sure how it helps you at all. :p
     
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    You have the Katzeye? Do you like it?
     

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