Nikon FE, new owner focusing screen question.

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    My GAS hit my face once again and I have bought a black Nikon FE with a Nikkor 35mm 2.8 on it. It is an awesome little camera, with a smooth film transport, relatively quiet shutter, but a dim focusing screen when compared to my Canon F-1.
    Is it possible to exchange the focusing screen of the FE with some brighter?
     
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    yes, download the manuall from butkus site, later nikon screens are brighter, but your lens is slow, a /1.4 would be brighter...
     
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    Silly me! Forgot that on my F-1 I have a 1.4 lens mounted! :smile:
    Thank you!
     
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    The later FE screens are a little brighter donno if all the FE/FM/FA will interchange the later ones are brighter still.

    Try google
     
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    In that case I will try the one from my broken FM. Can't wait to get back home!
     
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    Thanks for the link. Seems like a K2 screen is the best alternative for my FE.
     
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    Hello,
    congratulation, great camera. The sister FM has no changeable screen. All other than the original ones (standard was the K-type, one was a plain matte screen, the other had a grid), e.g. the screens from the FE 2, may need a exposure compensation as the meter measures the picture on the screen. Please check the light seals and the mirror bumper at the front side of the screen.
     
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    Thanks for the info! The mirror bumper has been replaced although it seemed to be in fair condition. I will do the light seals next weekend.
    I will replace it with a K2 screen and compensate for the metering difference due to the brighter screen.
     
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    I'm using an FEwith a35mmf/2without issues.Nikkor lenses from the 1970s are dirt cheapand top glassif youtrust Ken Rockwell's reviews,which I do.
     
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