On Tue, 04 Feb 2003 09:47:19 -0500, J.D. Parker <NoSpam@Sympatico.ca> wrote:
>I've had an F5 for about a year and didn't make use of manual focus
>very often: assuming that as long as I used the camera properly to
>ensure it was focussing on the correct subject. When I did choose
>manual focussing I didn't find it to be conclusively accurate every
>time. What has got me thinking about the screen is the fact that I
>just got an F3 with a DE-2 finder and find that manual focussing with
>the F3's screen is very straightforward and a roll of film I recently
>got developed had great sharpness. Is there a better screen for the
>F5 that will provide the same ease of focussing? BTW: the focussing
>ease also may be attributable to the 60mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/2 lenses
>that I just got that lend themselves to manual focussing .
Sorry for the obvious, but you did try adjusting the
VF diopter to best match your vision...?
>PS - I may sell the F5 and keep the F3: other than easier flash
>photography/higher shutter speeds I don't see what I'd be missing.
The F3 is small, easy to hold and use, with an excellent
VF and metering system (I have shot 15-20 rolls of
'chromes on jobs, with only a few slightly off-exposure
slides resulting - and the F3 is one of the few cameras
that can properly meter shifted PC lenses...), but with
a TTL flash system that is suitable only for slow films
(with these, there are easy ways to set up TTL fill-ratios,
and even for straight TTL flash, the limit is 400ASA).
Also, the body without the motor runs years on a tiny