Discussion Forum Leica S System S2 Replacing the focusing screen
  • #1712
    andyc

    Hi, I am thinking of getting a grid screen for the S2 and wondered if anyone has changed their screens and if there is any difficulty associated with it.
    I have been trolling the web for any video clips without success. changing screens on other makes is nothing new to me but on such a expensive unit as the S2 I feel somewhat cautious. tips anyone ?? thanks

  • #1714
    hikemate

    i have the new Microprism Focusing Screen. I could not find the instructions to change so I just change it it was really very easy. it s/b standard equipment rather the an add on. Oh well i guess that's Leica

  • #1715
    Jack MacD

    Not difficult.
    Just make sure you don't scrape the screen on the metal holder. It can scratch easily.
    Also make sure you put it in with the right side up, or the holder will not close properly.
    If you have to feel like you are forcing it to click closed, you are probably upside down.
    Don't drink coffee before the move.

    Josh says he is going to do a video on the procedure and that would help.

  • #1716
    Stuart Richardson

    It looks like it is just like the R9, only bigger. If that is the case, it is not too hard. You just need to be quite delicate and careful. The screen is usually a little easier to get out than to get in. The hardest part is generally releasing the new screen once it is in the proper place in the metal frame. You need to let go with the tweezers very softly, or sometimes the screen will shift. But in general this is not a tough job, just one that you need to be pretty precise for. If you tend to have shaky hands, let someone else do it.

  • #1717
    andyc

    Many thanks for all your answers.. very helpful as usual..glad that it is straightforward..
    I will definitely wait for any Xmas ‘shakes' to subside before replacing the Screen.
    ……Seasons greetings to all and a great new year…..
    Andy

  • #1718
    constable

    My S2-P came with a displaced screen. Easy job to put it back in place with surgical tools. To avoid scratching I simply gave the tips of the tweezers a spray with Teflon before use.

    If Solms will send me a micro prism screen I will repeat the exercise (hint!!! On order for a long time now :-))

    Ed

  • #1848
    andyc

    I have also replaced my other S2 with a microprism screen..no problems doing this..
    however, does anyone know why there is a extra smaller tab on it compared to the other screens..probably a simple answer but I can't figure it out right now.

  • #1851
    constable

    andyc;1699 wrote: I have also replaced my other S2 with a microprism screen..no problems doing this..
    however, does anyone know why there is a extra smaller tab on it compared to the other screens..probably a simple answer but I can't figure it out right now.

    I'd like to know that as well … Btw the microprism screen is fantastic for macro

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