Saturday, 24 January 2009

The dslrbaby works

I finally succumbed and bought the dslrbaby 1.3x eyepiece magnifier for my Olympus e-510. It’s a three component magnifier –

  1. the two optical elements in a plastic tube with a screw thread
  2. a rubber eyepiece that fits over the plastic tube
  3. a plastic clip that the plastic tube screws onto and this clip then fits onto the e-510

The vendor gives you three of these plastic clips to fit other DSLR brands.

Eye relief is not bad, the plastic tube makes it more like you’re peering through a tube and you can’t see the digital readout on the right hand side of the viewfinder without moving your eyes. The significant thing is that the over smooth focussing screen of the e-510 now appears to snap in and out of focus better. Manual focussing still does not compare to say the Pentax K200D viewfinder, but I seem to be getting higher keeper rates. Focussing with the 50mm f/1.7 manual focus Rokkor is a little improved, with the 28mm f/2.8 Tamron, not much, with the 200mm f/3.5 Tokina yes quite a bit and today, the 250mm f/5.6 Minolta CAT lens does give me more keepers. Of course with the pale postview LCD of the e-510, I still can’t be sure, in the field, but coming back to the PC, it’s a good YES.

From People in Melbourne
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