The KatzEye™ focusing screen for the Kodak SLR/n is a laser matte with a split prism circle and a microprism collar, very similar to the one you would find in many classic SLRs. It is a direct replacement for the original, with no modifications required to the camera at all. The split prism with microprism ring is a great combination for focusing in a variety of situations. The screen will have NO effect on the functioning of the autofocus sensors of the camera.
The KatzEye™ focusing screen for the Kodak SLR/n has no effect on existing viewfinder information. All viewfinder markings, including focusing points and on-demand grid lines will still function normally. Metering Information
Testing for possible light meter changes has not been completed. It is recommended to take a test shot, check the histogram, and adjust exposure compensation as required. The “Plus” Prism
The KatzEye™ focusing screen for the Kodak SLR/n is available exclusively in the KatzEye™ “Plus” version . The “Plus” version has a unique prism design which delays the prism ‘blackout’ phenomenon until well after f11. Ordinary split prisms will black out by about f5.6, rendering them difficult to use with slower zoom lenses, teleconverters, or in extreme macro photography... but not the KatzEye™ “Plus”. More information about the KatzEye™ “Plus” can be found here.
The KatzEye™ screen is a direct replacement for the original and no modifications to the camera are required. Professional installation is advised due to the delicate screen retention mechanism in these models. For those users installing the screen themselves or for those taking the camera to a local shop, installation instructions will be provided. However, specific instructions have not yet been completed for this model. The Nikon D100 shares a very similar screen retention mechanism and complete installation instructions for that model, with plenty of photos, are available for download - the link is available here. We will also include an installation tool to assist in the manipulation of the screen retaining wire, but the installer should still expect to provide their own tweezers, gloves, lens tissue, and other common items.
If you do not have a trusted local shop, we’d be happy to install your new focusing screen for you here at KatzEye™ Optics. Please see the Installation Service page to order installation with your focusing screen. Installation service at KatzEye™ Optics costs $65, plus the cost of return shipping of your camera.
Like all screens made by KatzEye™ Optics, the Kodak SLR/n screen can be OptiBrite brightness enhanced for the ultimate appearance. Click here for more information.
Although the Kodak SLR/n has very nice on-demand grid lines which remain functional with the KatzEye™ focusing screen, additional patterns can be added to the focusing screen if you require different composition aids. We can meet your needs with a variety of standard patterns of grid lines and crop guides or we can provide a custom pattern to your design. Please be aware that composition aid patterns added to the KatzEye™ focusing screen will be permanent and will not turn off like the in-camera grid lines. Click here for more information about our grid line and crop guide options.
All KatzEye™ focusing screens are custom made to order and are usually not available to ship the day the order is placed. As of 06/20/2013 production is running normally and most orders will be shipped in 4-6 business days from the date they were placed.