5D mk. II Focusing Screens

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Lone Deranger, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

    Lone Deranger

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    So in order to improve my manual focusing abilities I'm planning on getting a better focusing screen for my 5D mk. II.
    Found this Taiwanese retailer online that sells original Canon focusing screens re-tooled to work in a 5D mk. II.

    Has anybody ordered from these guys? Just wondering if they are reputable or not.
     
  2. SWC macrumors 6502

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    While those do offer a few more options in terms of patterns on screen, is there any particular reason you don't want the ones made specifically for the 5d MKII?

    I use the grid screen and it is a huge step up over the standard focusing screen for my use. There is also a super precision model which may be what you are looking for.
     
  3. FX120 macrumors 65816

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    I am also wondering why that site refers to the screens as Ec-x, as the correct Canon part #'s for the 5DII screens is Eg-x.

    They're also twice as expensive as the Canon parts.
     
  4. Lone Deranger thread starter macrumors 65816

    Lone Deranger

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    SWC: I've been looking to get a focusing screen that offers a split screen focusing area. Canon currently does not offer such a screen for the mk. II off the shelf. So one has to go looking at 3rd party solutions.

    FX120: The reason why these screens are labeled Ec-x is because they weren't originally made for the 5D mk. II. These are screens made for EOS-1/1N/1V, EOS-3, D2000 & 1D cameras and have been re-tooled to work with the 5D mk. II. Hence the higher price.
     
  5. cube macrumors G5

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    I also found that place, but I haven't ordered anything from them yet.

    Better ask at dpreview.
     
  6. Lone Deranger thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes... I would ask at DPReview... but I find the forums there a battle ground filled with strife and hatred. So I figured I'd ask here first. :D
     

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