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In message <199607260434.AA05899@halcyon.com>, email@example.com writes >Got one question though. If I exchange the viewing screen >for one of those Beattie type screens, will it make an >effective improvement in the light level in the SLR >viewfinder, and will it effect the light meter in any >way?? I've had good success with the screen in the >Rollie SL66 but am not sure about these SLR critters with >the built in light meters etc. >I'm not sure this is necessary yet, but just want to >know what options I may have. I would personally go for ease of focusing rather than brightness any day. The Rollei screen in my SL66 is my all-time favourite! It snaps into focus very decisively. As for Leica screen options, the screens for the R series were improved (made brighter) with around the time of the R5 (although I could swear I had one of these in an R4s/II) and you could possibly consider one of these rather than a Beattie. I would not change the Leica screens in my two R bodies for any off-brand versions, even if you paid me! I understand the metering is not affected by updating the screens. -- joe b.