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1. From : T (tapani@programmer.net)
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Date : 03:57 PM Friday 01 March, 2002

Thanks. I don't actually need to hold my eye 25mm away from the viewfinder. I have no problems seeing the image with my eye pressed tight to the eyecup. Anyone know how big the magnification can be so that you can still see the whole view and the LCD with your eye pressed to the eyecup (0.8?)? Can I fix the 0.75x HP standard to to 0.8x (or whatever the magnification for the previously defined prupose could be) with a diptric lens? What kind of dioptric lens should it be?


2. From : WangTao (wangtaoCN@yahoo.com)
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Date : 12:19 PM Friday 01 March, 2002

Comfort and less stressful to the eyes. In particularly when shooting ten of film rolls continuously or working in broad daylight, there are less changes of stray light sneaking in side ways which usually affect the contrast range inside the viewfinder, thus, you tend to concentrate more with what you are aiming at. Your next question: ".... Also is there any way to increase the magnification of the viewfinder image other than buying a whole new prism ?..." Consider replacing the eyepiece with a dioptric lens, a substitute which you need not have to wear glasses anymore. Viewfinder magnification is a different matter, the High-Eyepoint design is a compromise for normal users but more leaning towards to serve eyeglass wearers. It reduces the magnification to below 0.8X so you can still see the entire image from a slight distant away from the eyepiece. If you are not thinking of using the dioptric lens, but still want to see the entire image 100% away from a distance and would like to check in higher magnification only at the center of the picture frame (and provided you can afford to have all the time in the world focus and shoot) buy a eyepiece magnifier may serve partially of your needs.


3. From : T (tapani@programmer.net)
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Date : 01:23 AM Friday 01 March, 2002

Ah it was that simple, thank you. A fem more questions..
Is the only purpose of a DK-2 eyecup to prevent stray light from entering the camera? On this website it reads that it should be a good companion for viewing and focusing; how so?
Also is there any way to increase the magnification of the viewfinder image other than buying a whole new prism? I'm having some difficulties focusing properly when the DOF is shallow and with the the magnification of the HP's standard prism being so small (maby I just need glasses).


4. From : Hermann Graf (hermann.graf@basf-aag.de)
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Date : 04:50 PM Thursday 28 February, 2002

To Tapani: Details (a bit complicated) are described in the manual going with the DK-2 eyecup. In a nutshell: the glassholding ring at the prism of the F3 is unscrewed, and the DK-2 is screwed in instead.


5. From : T (tapani@programmer.net)
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Date : 03:50 PM Wednesday 27 February, 2002

Just wondering, how does one change the standard F3-HP viewfinder eye-cup to a DK-2 eye-cup?


6. From : Jon (waimairi@chch.planet.org.nz)
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Date : 11:34 AM Tuesday 26 February, 2002

To MTO: There are two battery holders for the MD-4 that have just been listed on Ebay
Regards Jon


7. From : Walt McKinney (Waltavion@AOL.com)
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Date : 10:45 AM Sunday 24 February, 2002

To MTO:

B&H Photo Video has the MS-3 battery holder for the MD-4 listed on their website www.bhphotovideo.com for $24.95 USD, and they list them in stock. They're a very reliable source.

Walt


8. From : MTO (Poubelle1@aol.com)
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Date : 02:10 PM Saturday 23 February, 2002

I have a F-3 with a MD4 motordrive i am in desperate need of the batery holder #MS-3 for the MD4-If you have on eof know where i may order on please respond ASAP i am shut down!THANKS please E-Mail POUBELLE1@aol.com


9. From : Yossavin (yossavin@hotmail.com)
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Date : 06:13 PM Thursday 21 February, 2002

Hi, I have a problem of battery drain with my Nikon F3. If i leave battery in the unit for 1 week(with the power off),it will be dead. Can anyone suggest me how to fix this? I don't want to remove the battery out and put it back everytime. Does anyone ever have this same problem and able to fix it? What is the cause?
Thanks...


10. From : JWoods (centurywoods@yahoo.com)
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Date : 6:23 AM Thursday 21 February, 2002

English is not my mother language, Spanish is. I live in NY. I have been using Nikon F3 since 1985 and I have a good collection of Nikon equipment. Well, I think we will get busted from the Board if this continues...Peace.


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