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Two 6Ds: two different focus screens.
« on: March 19, 2014, 05:53:38 PM »
Hi all,
I like to do a lot of creative work with my f/1.2 lens, as well as work in low light with my f/2.8 zooms.  I also do events.

I have two Canon 6D cameras. Right now, one has the stock screen installed - while I recently installed the EG-S in the other.  I installed the EG-S because I felt the viewfinder was not giving accurate depth of field with f/1.2 as it was difficult to manually nail focus (or confirm the AF hit).

All of my lenses are f/1.2-f/2.8 in speed, but I feel the f/2.8 lenses are quite a bit darker (somewhat expected) with this new screen.  Not dark to the level of not being to compose, but might make it tricky in a dim event where I am using flash.

BUT, the f/1.2 lens seems way easier to confirm auto focus and also manual focus with the EG-S.

My question is, does anyone else here have two 5D/6D cameras with a different focus screen installed in each?  They seem to each have benefits.

So, I was thinking it made sense to have one 6D with the EG-S (for 1.2-2.0 lenses), and the other with the stock screen (for low light f/2.8 zooms).  Anyone else setup like this?
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Re: Two 6Ds: two different focus screens.
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 06:08:07 PM »
Makes sense to have one of your bodies fitted with the 's' screen if you have fast primes. Personally though, if I was only using lenses of 2.8 or faster I would fit the 's' screen to both, then I wouldn't be wondering which body had which screen. I found these screens to be a tad darker with 2.8, but not enough to overcome the advantage of seeing more accurate dof from 2.8 and under.


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Re: Two 6Ds: two different focus screens.
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 01:10:47 AM »
I had 6D with EG-S screen, starting when I mounted F4 lens feel very dark,but after some time I was get used for the situation even with my 70-300L lens. 

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Re: Two 6Ds: two different focus screens.
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 04:35:36 PM »
Thinking about it, I suppose you are right.

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Re: Two 6Ds: two different focus screens.
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014, 02:29:27 AM »
So what is the designation of the default screen?  Is it the EG-A or EG-D?  Or EG-C?

(Or perhaps EGAD!  :P )

Has anyone here tried one of the third party models?  What ever happened to the Beattie Intenscreens?  They seem to have stopped making Canon replacements.

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Re: Two 6Ds: two different focus screens.
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014, 02:29:27 AM »