Brighter screens for R8 ?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Leica Photography : One Thread
I like to use the R8 with primes. With Zooms (4/35-70 and 4/80-200) the screen gets very dark in low light. I have an Intenscreen for my F3 which I like, but only with non-wideangeles (wideangles do vignette). Are there any alternatives for R8 which You can use with all focal length?
-- J. Hildebrand (email@example.com), March 11, 2002
To my knowledge the only aftermarket screens available for the R8 are the Beattie Intenscreens, unless Bill Maxwell "tweaks" the OEM Leica screens. As soon as I began mounting my R lenses on my EOS bodies I noticed right away how coarse and grainy the R8 screens are, and now it is irritating.
-- Jay (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 11, 2002.
The exceptional brightness and clarity of the EOS screens (even when using slow zooms) is something that irked me when I used contax slr's - surely this technology isn't that difficult to re-engineer...? Having said that the r8 is in a different league to any of the contax bodies as far as ease of focusing is concerned
-- Steve Jones (email@example.com), March 11, 2002.