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05-29-2011, 11:25 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by gibikote Quote
* can someone suggest the donor body which has split-screen and no microprism? That would probably ensure no darkening and light meter related issues.
* I am still bit unsure of the need to adjust the shim - is it only for green dot/beep confirmation of focus? Or will images be affected - I presume they will be.
Thanks everyone.
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I fitted this screen for exactly the same reason and it works very well. You MUST check and adjust the shim if necessary. The green hex light confirmation is the least accurate method of getting focus confirmation and it is not linked to or dependant on either the split focus screen nor the contrast or live view focus.

There are many posts and articles which will help you get a good understanding of the focus systems.

Have fun.
Greg

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