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Removing a katz eye?

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by Ridebyshootings, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Hello, ive got a D200 with the katz eye. Ive had trouble with this for my application and thought about getting it removed? i shoot mostly sports like action shots and have read this might help with my focusing issues. What do you think?
    Drew at cBN.
  2. heydale


    Oct 5, 2007
    it takes about 5 minutes to change focus screens, no big deal at all.
    do you have your original screen?

    Personally, I really like the Katz eye and fail to see why it would be a problem in any situation other than with slow lenses ( F5.6 or slower)

  3. Ok maybe thats it! Im saving to buy a bigma lense soon and maybe thta will wotk? I dont have the orignal screen so I better hold off to see if the new lens helps out. Seems like im getting more out of focus photos than I should. probibly old guy syndrome?
    Drew at CBN.
  4. heydale


    Oct 5, 2007
    what are you using for a lens and settings now?
    the KAtz eye has NO effect on Auto focus, and it helps a lot with manual.
  5. How much manual do you shoot ?

    If your main application is AF shooting, i would get rid of the katz eye, while it dosent affect the af performance, the vf is getting way to cluttered on a small vf as the D200.
  6. Glaudus


    Aug 6, 2008
    I tried it

    I removed my Katz-Eye on my d300 to reinstall my original VF.
    Results : Katz Eye scratched and Original VF dirty.
    Had to send the camera back to Nikon to install a new VF.
    Cost : € 100

  7. MMarz


    Sep 15, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    What exactly do you not like about it??
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