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07-03-2007, 09:39 AM   #16
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This is how I do it. If anyone has a better method let me know..


Set the diopter on the Varimagni to the middle of its range.

With the Varimagni set on 1.2 adjust the diopter on the camera for the clearest view of the viewfinder lcd exposure info at the bottom of the viewfinder, not the viewfinder image.

Now focus the viewfinder image with the lens on an object with Varimani set on 1.2, then flip lever on Varimagni to 2.5 . Make a final adjusment with the Varimagni diopter if necessary, this should be very small if any at all. You should not have to adjust either diopter any further. I do my initial focusing at 1.2 so I can see the expoure info, then switch to 2.5 for the final fine focusing . wildherre


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07-03-2007, 09:48 AM   #17
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thanks for the info wildherre!

so my copy isnt broken, thats great. Too bad the dipter needs to be changed, does this also happen with other angle finders I wonder.

if they had included some markings or fixed clicking steps to the diopter it would be easier since you would know.

I havent tried this in the field yet since I just got it this evening. but I suppose what I could do is adjust for the 2.5x to be sharp and then use that for focus and just frame with the unclear 1.25x. or i could ignore the 2.5x mode and just use the 1.25x exclusively.

What I can say is that this seems to be a very nice unit and the build quality is very good. It fit a tiny bit loose on the k10d but its more than firm eanough.
07-03-2007, 10:04 AM   #18
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On mine no adjusments are necessary when changing from 1.2 to 2.5 after the initial setup . Its just that what I thought was sharp at 1.2 may be off by a smidge which becomes apparent when viewed at 2.5. Hope this makes sense ..wildherre
07-03-2007, 10:11 AM   #19
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ahh I see!
Ok, its lights out here right now so I cant test this but I will try that in the morning. thanks for the clarification. hopefully I can get mine to work like that too.

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