Right focusing screen for Nikon D600: how to choose

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as1mov
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Right focusing screen for Nikon D600: how to choose
7 months ago

Hi,

I'd like to buy a focusing screen as I have a lot of manual focus lenses.

From this website I have the following options for the D600:

http://www.focusingscreen.com/index.php?cPath=22_137

and here is the explation how they work:

http://www.focusingscreen.com/privacy.php

Now a couple of questions:

- Choosing is only a matter of personal choice?

- What are the meaning of the table header here http://www.focusingscreen.com/privacy.php, "The camera of using" and "Matte" in your opinion?

Thanks in advance.

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Alan Brown
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Re: Right focusing screen for Nikon D600: how to choose
In reply to as1mov, 7 months ago

as1mov wrote:

Hi,

I'd like to buy a focusing screen as I have a lot of manual focus lenses.

From this website I have the following options for the D600:

http://www.focusingscreen.com/index.php?cPath=22_137

and here is the explation how they work:

http://www.focusingscreen.com/privacy.php

Now a couple of questions:

- Choosing is only a matter of personal choice?

- What are the meaning of the table header here http://www.focusingscreen.com/privacy.php, "The camera of using" and "Matte" in your opinion?

Thanks in advance.

Yes it's a matter of personal choice.. some like a plain screen.. no clutter.. other like the split prism for focusing.

The Camera of using just means the camera model using that particular screen..

matte:. You need something to focus the lens image onto.. (you can't do that with clear glass) the matte is the 'kind' of method used to make the screen a matte finish to enable the image to display on. Laser/hexagon/precision etc

Hope this helps, some

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In reply to Alan Brown, 7 months ago

Thanks, it helps, although it is not yet clear what is matte.

In the meantime a couple of more questions popped up in my mind:

- when one of the focusing screen shows that the underlying object is in focus, then I should also see the green light on the right bottom of the vf display turned on, right?

- similarly when I have an AF lens and I auto-focus on some object, then the screen should tell as well that object is in focus

Sounds logical but better to ask...

Thanks.

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In reply to as1mov, 7 months ago

Also does any one have any experience with the company, ease of screen replacement, quality and impact upon the D600 (auto-focus, exposure, etc.)?

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In reply to as1mov, 7 months ago

This article might help.. it mentions the wording matte in it..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focusing_screen

I have always thought of matte as the opposite of glossy.. no shine.  as is the underside of the focusing screen. It is not 'clear' as in the reference pics.

There is probably some more scientific explanation..

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In reply to eths, 7 months ago

Search in this forum, a think there were some (good) feedbacks about this vendor a few days back.

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