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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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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.
And I was worried about how "darker" f/2.8 lenses were, and they are totally fine, I did not notice great difference between the standard screen and this one.
Not cheap, but helps me to get much more keepers by the end of the day.
Absolutely a must have for shallow DOF work.
I felt like an idiot after all this years with the camera and not getting one of these screens.
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant. I like shooting at wide apertures and I use a Canon 50mm f1.2 and a Sigma 85mm f1.4 for my portrait stuff. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John T.
lets you appreciate the depth of field more easily when composing your image. I use auto focus but would almost be confident enough to manually focus with this as it is very... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Andy
A must have for those who use shallow DoF in their images, cant live without itPublished 3 months ago by Luke Hayes
Replaced the Eg-A screen in a 6D with this to help with manual focus. Honest opinion? Doesn't really make much difference.Published 4 months ago by Mr. Piggo
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 5 months 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 8 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 19 months ago by DrB