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    Feb 2006
    Des Plaines, IL

    Lightbulb Improvement: Manual Focusing Screen

    I went ahead and had a Katz-Eye™ manual focusing screen added to the α700

    so I could make optimal use of my various TAMRON Adaptall 2 MF lenses (135 f/2.5; 200mm f/3.5; 70-200mm f/4; 200-500mm f/6.9)

    That 135mm f/2.5 seems to be a super lens ... and I am interested to see how improved the quick focusing will be.

    SONY α100 w/ TAMRON Adaptall 2 135mm f/2.5 lens

    Unfortunately, the closest focus this particular lens can do is just under four feet, but it should make for a decent portrait lens though.

    Anyway, the camera is on the return trip from Maine, where the Katz-Eye™ was installed. I am anxious to get it back and see the results. Allthough I could obtain a sharp enough focus after a few shots, with the DSLR, my eyes just don't have the twenty-year-old's acuity any more. Yes, you guys, we all get old. Just you wait ... you little whippersnappers! I am pretty certain this will tighten things up a bit ... and I'll be able to seriously use this older glass, which is still sharp as heck ... a bit more successfully.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 04-22-2008 at 08:51 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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