Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/17

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Subject: [Leica] Focusing screens--- Cat's Eye??
From: sonc.hegr at (Sonny Carter)
Date: Wed Dec 17 13:58:49 2008
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On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 3:13 PM, Jerry Lehrer <> wrote:
> LUGers,
> Wasn't there an outfit called CAT'S EYE that made screens for DSLRs only?
> Why am I the only one mentioning this?  Or have they gone belly-up?
> Jerry
> Henning Wulff wrote:
>>> Dear Nikon, Canon, et al,
>>> Can we have our focusing screens back?
>>> The only digital camera out on the market now with a range of focusing
>>> screens that aid using manual focus is the Canon 1DS series. Frankly,
>>> I'd rather stick with a 5D if I were to go with an SLR, but there are
>>> no focusing screens with focus aids available for anything less than
>>> the flagship camera. Nikon looks like they have two focusing screens
>>> available for their D700 but neither have actual focusing aids; just a
>>> bunch of little brackets getting in the way of composing the image.
>>> So as far as manual focus goes on digital cameras, the Leica M8 is on
>>> top.
>>> I just wish these manufacturers offered the system compatibility that
>>> they once did. Instead of companies which make outstanding cameras,
>>> Nikon and Canon have become camera companies that make an outstanding
>>> amount of money through tactics of vendor lock-in. It's really
>>> disappointing.
>>> Phil Forrest
>> I got a couple of Brightscreen screens for manual focussing with the 5D.
>> They work well.
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In reply to: Message from amr3 at (Alan Magayne-Roshak) ([Leica] IMG: 747, Make it happen)
Message from jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj) ([Leica] IMG: 747, Make it happen)
Message from photo.forrest at (Philip Forrest) ([Leica] Focusing screens)
Message from glehrer at (Jerry Lehrer) ([Leica] Focusing screens--- Cat's Eye??)