Canon Eg-S Super Precision Matte Focusing Screen For Canon EOS 5D-Mark II Cameras
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- The EG-S Super Precision Focusing Screen is an accessory screen for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Camera
- The Canon Eg-S Super Precision Matte Focusing Screen is an interchangeable focusing screen compatible with the Canon EOS 5D-Mark II camera. The Super Precision Matte screen improves the ease of focusing when doing manual focus
- Not recommended for use with lenses slower than f/2.8. With these slower lenses, the viewfinder will actually look darker than with the standard Eg-A screen
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|Item Dimensions||0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches|
|Item Weight||2 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.15 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
takes some practice but definitely works. i've had it for 4 days now and i love it. been using it with a 35mm f/1.4L and an 85mm f/1.8. it's so nice not having to focus and recompose. don't get me wrong, it has its downsides, but if you wanna try out manual focus, i think it's a must.
fyi, do not buy this unless you have mainly f/2.8-f/1.2 lenses. with higher f/ number lenses(f/4-f/8) lenses the viewfinder actually gets darker than the stock screen.
hope this helps at all
Popping in the screen is super easy once you get a hang of the instructions (or watch video tutorials available on the internet).
I dont have lenses that are f/4 or slower so the darkening of viewfinder warning that Canon has on the package and item description is something that I dont have an opinion on.
Hope this helps.
ONE THING TO MENTION: your viewfinder goes just a touch darker with an f2.8 lens, but it isn't noticable with f1.4 and f1.2 lenses. But if you shoot with anything slower including f/4 lenses, the viewfinder will probably appear darker. My slowest is f2.8 so I can't confirm that, but enough reviews have mentioned it. Some younger reviewers say they don't notice with f4 lenses but us slightly older folks might. I'm sure if you put a less expensive zoom like the favored 70-300mm f4.5-5.6, it'll be pretty dark in the viewfinder at 300mm and f5.6. Just something to consider. Great justification to move up to all fast lenses, lol!
Please see my uploaded photos comparing the Eg-A II and Eg-S screens as seen through the viewfinder of a 6D with a 50mm f/1.4 USM lens. The lens is wide open in both photos and is focused on the very tip of the key at its closest focusing distance.
When I put my new Eg-S Super Precision screen in (after much apprehension about tinkering around inside my camera) and mounted my 50mm, I realized right away there was a major difference. I could clearly see when I had the focus just right. I took 5 pictures of my dog, just to test it. Each came out sharp. Even in poor light, I could still see clearly when I had the shot in focus. This was absolutely what I needed to be able to use my old Super Tak.
There is a slight downside. When I mount my 70-200mm f/4 lens, I can see the viewfinder is slightly darker than before. It's still brighter than my old Rebel XTi's viewfinder, but I can see a difference. It's really not much of an issue, especially in good light. I'd estimate it's no more than a one-stop light loss. So if you have an f/4 lens and want to see what the viewfinder would look like with the Eg-S screen, set your aperture at f/5.6 and hit the depth-of-field preview button on your camera. That should give you a good idea of how much darker it will be.
The Eg-S screen does what it's supposed to do. Installation is relatively easy, once you get up the nerve to do it. No regrets on this purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought the Eg-S screen for a very different reason than what other Amazon reviewers speak about, or indeed different than anything I was able to find anywhere on the internet. Read morePublished 2 months ago by tony pulokas
instrumental in quick/accurate focus of large aperture manual focus glass. easy install once you do it once before (youtube the how to). not recommended if you have slow (e. Read morePublished 2 months ago by AB 11A
Bought this for the 6D. It helps with manual focusing, but I wouldn't call it a game changer. I use it full time, and I consider it better than original focus screen. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dan
Easy to install watching a quick YouTube video. Easier to focus fast lenses. Darker on f4 lens but still usable.Published 5 months ago by Jon Erickson
Bought as a replacement when I scratched my original focusing screen...d'oh! I have a Canon 6d. It was relatively easy for me (someone who's never attempted such a thing) to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by C. Walker
Works as advertised. I use this on a 6D which can focus in pretty much any light. If focus is too slow or non-existent I have this. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ryan Filgas
You own this and never switch back. Amazing pair with Rokinon 135mm f/2.0Published 8 months ago by NGAN VO