Split image/ Micro Prism Focusing Screens for Nikon D700

Started Apr 4, 2009 | Discussions thread
drdbthompson New Member • Posts: 1
Re: Split image/ Micro Prism Focusing Screens for Nikon D700

1. Katz Eye (US$105/-)
http://www.katzeyeoptics.com/ ... ...ikon-D700-Focusing-Screen--prod_D700.html

Previously mentioned by someone. Just introduced. Only split image. No microprism. No optibrite treatment. Their website does not indicate where the screens are made. I have used one for my D2Hs previously. It worked well. I had no issues with the screen or the company. Excellent service and prompt response.

2. Brightscreen (US$160/-)
http://brightscreen.com/styles2.html

Someone has previously used these on dpreview and the user opinion was not very enthusiastic ( http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=28577551 ). The split prism screen for nikon D700 (type 2,4,5) are designated P type and are custom produced (not from original factory...read Nikon screen)

I'm sad to report that KatzEye is now out of business. Brightscreen also appears to be gone as their website is not longer at the domain name listed.

Both of these losses are a pity for those of us who prefer vintage, manual focus glass.

The folks at Focusing Screen appear to be still in business.

The reason this is important to me is that I am thinking about picking up a D700 for a second body. I like the idea of fewer pixels for much of the work I do. Plus, the vertical grip from my D300 will fit, which is a boon.

If you, like me, are in the market for an aftermarket focusing screen for a D700, your options are now limited. There are still a few screen available, but much fewer than before.

Best...

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