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Can someone provide me with a UK address for a new focussing screen as mine is about as bright as a 1 watt bulb, and is neither gridded nor has any marking for roll or polaroid (the last two points I can take care of myself with a chinagraph if necessary though). Depending on the price I was thinking about a BOSS screen or a Linhof super screen but one question will the Linhof fit my MPP Mk7? Thanks for any help.
-- David Kirk (David_J_Kirk@hotmail.com), July 11, 2000
David: As you may have already noticed, there is a contact for the BOSS screen in the current Q&As. I have the MPP MK7 and have plenty of brightness with my screen. Have you taken yours off and washed it? They do get dirty over the years. I washed mine with mild dish detergent, rinsed it in hot water and let it dry. Also, my camera has the Fresnel screen. That helps a lot. I probably don't get as much brightness with my screen as with a super screen, but I have plenty of light to focus my 90mm f8 lens even in low light.
-- Doug Paramore (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 11, 2000.
I tried to reply to the previous enquiry re BOSS screens - without success. Here goes - I got mine for my MPP mk. VII last December (David, if I remember correctly, you also have an MPP - if so, you need to request a Cmbo fitting - it's perfect). I got it from Robert White in Poole, UK (Tel. 01202 723046). It cost about #92.
-- Dave Glenn (Dave@dglenn.fsnet.co.uk), July 11, 2000.