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01-01-2013, 12:00 PM   #1

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Pentax LX FE-1 or FB-1+FD-1

One of the things in my photography bucket list to do is try out microscopic photography.I will be using the Pentax LX and ask your opinion about either of these finders. For my most critical focusing work, I have used viewfinder magnifiers which magnifies the central portion by greater then 2X and this works very well. So will the other specialized LX finder options provide this or better? From what I can tell the magnification from either of these finders may be equivalent but the FB1+FD-1 may show the aperture while the FE-1 doesn't? This probably is a not important in microscope work as I am likely to be in aperture priority but may be in other?

For a focusing screens I have the SG-20. Any of the other offer a better option for this type of use? TIA

03-25-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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FB1 FD-1 combination works well for Macro work IMO and yes the aperture is visible. I don't own a FE-1 so can't help you answer that question. The ideal screen is the SI-20, though many of the screens without a split image work well. I believe the SD-21 works well in very low light.

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