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    The only one I've had any hands-on experience with to say one way or another is the Pentax ME Super. Aside from the body itself being very small the viewfinder is the largest and brightest I have personally ever used and it was extremely easy to focus.
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    I am surprised about the comment about Konicas being hard to focus. I don't find that to be the case.

    I recently bought a Rollei SL35ME and it has a unique split image, the center of it appears to magnify if it is out of focus. It's the only time I've seen a focusing screen like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanline View Post
    I am surprised about the comment about Konicas being hard to focus. I don't find that to be the case.

    I recently bought a Rollei SL35ME and it has a unique split image, the center of it appears to magnify if it is out of focus. It's the only time I've seen a focusing screen like this.
    I've heard that it's more a factor of age - Konica gems like the T3 are pretty old, and 1960's technology was more limited. I have a T3 and love it, personally, but I don't get as many great-focus shots as I'd like.
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    as for the recommendation for the Canon New F-1, the same laser-matte focusing screen was used in the AE-1 Program. It's significantly brighter than my older Canon EF and cheaper than an F-1.

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    Well, now if you could mount this beauty on an SLR instead of a rangefinder...:

    Canon 7 with F0.95(!) lens:



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    One factor that I've found important is to get a camera with an adjustable eyepiece diopter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
    Is there a camera that is considered the easiest to focus among manual-focus SLRs?
    Well the easiest is a rangefinder but...

    I like my fm2n with 50/1.2, now that is super bright and easy. I also like my om1 with 50/1.4.
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    Let me chime in and say the Olympus OM series is also big and bright to the eye.

    I have not used a F3HP, but my F4s has a slightly smaller image due to the extra stuff it displays. It does have adjustable diopter though, which isn't important for me. The pentax 67 SLR is pretty big and bright too, but it's not a 35mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Shiu View Post
    One factor that I've found important is to get a camera with an adjustable eyepiece diopter.

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    Ain't that the truth! Nikon kept on making cameras with interchangeable eyepieces long after other manufacturer's were installing adjustable ones. My N90s needs a diopter correction. The F100 is adjustable.
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    I used to use a few of the Canon F1-n as well, the laser-matte screens were bitingly crisp especially compared to the bit of blamange they called a screen in the EOS1 line-up.
    I do remember there being different versions of some screens, optimised for either wide angles or telephotos - this caused great "hilarity" when lending a camera to someone else or swopping from the 400 to 24 on the same body and forgetting why yhe 24 wouldn't look sharp in the viewfinder!

    F3s always looked good when I borrowed them.

    Any interchangeable scrren can be bettered by using a replacement Beattie screen - the bees kness!

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