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vbi

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Re: Focusing screen for 5d Mark ii
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2012, 11:24:17 AM »
I have had no metering problems with my 5D2 and the BrightScreen...in fact I haven't even changed the screen type in the settings from the standard.
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Re: Focusing screen for 5d Mark ii
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2012, 11:24:17 AM »

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Re: Focusing screen for 5d Mark ii
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2012, 12:17:49 PM »
Alright, it sounds like I'm going with an EG-S screen (not expecting things to be perfect but obviously a much cheaper choice). I've seen some cheap knock offs but the reviews don't look too good. At least with the Canon I know it'll be an upgrade from what I have at a fairly cheap price. Thanks.
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Re: Focusing screen for 5d Mark ii
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2012, 12:50:56 PM »
If anyone can recommend a magnifier that'd be awesome, and it would make the split image much more powerful.

Also, does anyone happen to know what the default screen is for the 5D3? Apparently, it's really easy to manually focus out-of-box.

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Re: Focusing screen for 5d Mark ii
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2012, 03:42:42 PM »
Hi there,

I tried the EG-S screen in my 5DII. I personally didn't like it. It was ok with my fast primes but not with the 24-105.

I haven't tried any of the custom solutions yet and would be concerned about the metering being thrown off. I put the factory screen back in and decided to live with it. Any time I pick up my AE-1p with its beautiful large and bright screen and split prism I can only shake my head and wonder why nobody has figured this out for modern DSLRs yet.
I'm guessing the issue with the 24-105 was because it was too dark?
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Re: Focusing screen for 5d Mark ii
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2012, 05:04:23 PM »
If anyone can recommend a magnifier that'd be awesome, and it would make the split image much more powerful.

Also, does anyone happen to know what the default screen is for the 5D3? Apparently, it's really easy to manually focus out-of-box.

The markIII has a non-changeable screen(or at least not "officially" changeable).  Apparently there are un-official, third-party modifications that can be done to the 7D, which has the same type of "smart VF".  But the 1DX has a "smart VF", too AND changeable screens.

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Re: Focusing screen for 5d Mark ii
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2012, 05:04:23 PM »