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Canon Camera Focusing Screen Eg-s - Type S (super Precision Matte) For The Eos 5d Mk Ii
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- Canon Camera Focusing Screen Eg-s - Type S (super Precision Matte) For The Eos 5d Mk Ii
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This comes at a great cost however: You do not really see what your photo will look like.
The image in the viewfinder has MUCH MUCH greater depth of field than the photo you will actually make.
This makes bokeh preview impossible.
It also makes manual focusing a nightmare.
Especially with fast lenses.
With the Eg-s, I can now focus my Zeiss lenses easily.
It is also very easy to change back to the default screen when you need it.
Just do it in a clean place.
When you DO want to focus manually, it can be difficult - though you wouldn't expect that! - with a DSLR's normal, bright focusing screen.
The Canon 'EG-S'-type "super precision matte" screen - which is easy to swap in and out instead of the standard bright screen - allows more precise manual focusing with, for example, an f1.2 aperture. HOWEVER, this precision focusing screen (it just clips into the camera's lens throat instead of the standard screen) is noticeably duller, or darker, than the normal screen.
So use it for wide-aperture manual lenses, but then it's best to take it out again and swap back in the normal screen if using AUTO-focus lenses.
Easy to clip in and out, makes manual focusing easier, but makes framing with AUTO-focus lenses dimmer or darker.
1. Quite easy to install (but see cons and installation tips)
2. Makes it easy to see depth of field and check focus
1. A little pricey in my opinion for a small piece of plastic... (In my opinion)
2. Installation can be fiddly and care needs to be taken not to drop or scratch the screen.
3. Makes the viewfinder noticeably darker for lenses with an aperture smaller than f/2.8.
1. Do it in a dust free environment - otherwise dust may appear in the viewfinder (but is actually on the screen) and it will drive you mad! If dust gets on the screen only blow the dust off
2. Screen marks/scratches very easily - I was gentle in fitting my first screen but my hand slipped whilst closing the latch and I scratched/marked the underside of the screen.
3. Make sure you fit the screen in the tray correctly and that it sits properly - otherwise what you see in the viewfinder will be off focus, even when auto focus and the final image are both correct - I learned this the hard way but had Canon correct this for me.
The main drawback, that has been well documented is that the Eg-s may not work so well for lenses lower than f2.8. I tested this with an f4 lens and although the screen is a bit darker (by about a stop) I found I can still achieve sharp manual focus indoors with reasonable light (wouldn't normally use an f4 lens indoors other than for this test). Other people's experience may differ to mine though. Kinda reminded me of my old manual Pentax film camera with it's darker viewfinder (although it had a split prism).
I'd recommend anyone wanting manual focus with their Canon's (those with changeable focus screens) give this a try.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works great. I only use fast primes with shallow DOF. This helps focus a lot. And it also reminds me of using an old canon t1. Nostalgia.Published 7 days ago by Jay Toland
Only had a quick play in the garden with the kids I feel the field of view is so much easier for me to notice. Happy happyPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A distinct improvement over the standard screen for manual focus using fast lenses. There is a reduction in viewfinder brightness, but it's more than made up for by the improvement... Read morePublished 13 months ago by DrB
I've recently thought I miss manual focus, so I tried this before I reverted to a completely manual focus camera.Published 22 months ago by S. D. Scott
It does the job well enough for manual focusing my 1.2 and 1.4 lenses but still my EOS 5D Mark II's viewfinder isn't big enough for finite focus at close range. Read morePublished on 26 Nov. 2013 by J. Cheng
Poor quality. Centre prism did no line-up with the center area in the camera viewfinder.
The maufacture was crude and rthe prism 'wedge' was bnot smooth. Read more
Necessity if you want to try successfully MF wide open glass f2.8-f1.4. With standard screen DOF looks like f4 so it's hit and miss. Read morePublished on 16 Sept. 2013 by Dariusz J. Calkowski