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    Nikon Focusing Screen Identification

    Hi all, Ive been searching everywhere for a Nikon H2 screen for my F3HP, and found one for auction on the bay. Problem is the seller doesnt know which body the screen is for.

    The box in the picture does not indicate what body and is blue in color. I am guessing this might be for the original F body.

    What are easy ways to distinguish between screens for different bodies, without boxes or documentation?

    Would this screen work for me? Also if anyone has a extra H2 screen for the F3 body for sale let me know!

    Thanks

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    My F and F2 screens are all in gold (yellow)-coulored cardboard boxes....
    Also the screens themselves have an "F" (or "F2", not home now so can't check) engraved on the outside of a long edge.
    M6, SL, SL2, R5, P6x7, SL3003, SL35-E, F, F2, FM, FE-2, Varex IIa

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    Hmm, I checked my F3HP before posting this, but the F3 P screen I have is labeled "Nikon P" only and on no edge does it mark it as F3. Yea that blue box is odd, cant make anything of it.


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    Sigh!!! IIRC correctly, at least one of my F/F2 screens is also in a blue box like the one pictured.
    Can't check for any more distinguishing marks now though.
    M6, SL, SL2, R5, P6x7, SL3003, SL35-E, F, F2, FM, FE-2, Varex IIa

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    The F screens have two notches on the top left edge for the body retaining clips, the F3 screen has a single notch on the front top edge and a lip on the rear edge for easy removal. The F screen fits in a F3, and I'm pretty sure they register properly for focusing.

    Edit See: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...eens/index.htm
    Last edited by Bob-D659; 08-25-2011 at 08:12 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    That does not look like an F3 screen to me. F3 screens have a lip along one side, for hooking a fingernail under for removing. They don't say F3 on them, just Nikon Japan and the letter designation, both in red.

    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...eens/index.htm

    Some of mine have gold boxes that say F3, and one has a blue box with yellow at one end, which says F3HP and Copyright 1993, Nikon Inc., along with some text.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob-D659 View Post
    The F screen fits in a F3, and I'm pretty sure they register properly for focusing.
    I'm not sure as I don't have an F3, but I always heard that something needed to be modified for them to fit/work properly....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rol_Lei Nut View Post
    I'm not sure as I don't have an F3, but I always heard that something needed to be modified for them to fit/work properly....
    F/F2 screens are swappable. Neither fit the F3. Hearsay isn't reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGW View Post
    F/F2 screens are swappable. Neither fit the F3. Hearsay isn't reliable.
    Which is exactly the reason I state quite clearly when something I post is hearsay....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rol_Lei Nut View Post
    Which is exactly the reason I state quite clearly when something I post is hearsay....
    Why bother posting if you don't own an F3 and don't have a clue?

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