This Really Melted Focusing Screen Came out of a Nikon FM2

Don’t let this happen to your camera’s focusing screen or sensor.

In today’s case of “things that make photographers uncomfortable,” we’ve come across an image of a Nikon FM2’s focusing screen that was severely warped and bent. If you’ve ever needed proof that you shouldn’t simply point your camera straight at the sun, this is certainly a good one. Chicago-based film photographer Johnny Fabrizio recently shared this photo to the Film Photographers group on Facebook. “I’m really confused by this focusing screen that came out of an FM2,” he wrote along with it. “Anyone have any idea what it is? Why is the split prism an oval? Why is it such a weird shape? Is it just a broken screen? Help!”

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