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No more Katzeye for Canon 5D Mark II?
« on: August 01, 2012, 08:08:04 PM »
I will be pulling the trigger on a new Canon 5D Mark II on Friday and thought I would at least order the focusing screen optimized for fast lenses...  Went onto Katzeye and can't find their screens for the 5D Mark II.  Nada.  Nothing.  I sent an eMail to them for info...  Strange since they still offer view screens for the 10D and Rebels...
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No more Katzeye for Canon 5D Mark II?
« on: August 01, 2012, 08:08:04 PM »

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Re: No more Katzeye for Canon 5D Mark II?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 09:03:17 PM »
You can get brightscreens and just put it in yourself. Not cheap though
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Re: No more Katzeye for Canon 5D Mark II?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012, 09:30:09 PM »
You can get brightscreens and just put it in yourself. Not cheap though

Damn...  $200....
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Re: No more Katzeye for Canon 5D Mark II?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2012, 09:50:30 PM »
You can get brightscreens and just put it in yourself. Not cheap though

Damn...  $200....
Yeah I did say not cheap :p
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Re: No more Katzeye for Canon 5D Mark II?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2012, 10:36:24 PM »
Why not get the EG- S focusing screen for like 40?
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Re: No more Katzeye for Canon 5D Mark II?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 10:40:26 PM »
Will a screen for a 5D classic work?  I have a BrightScreen #5 I'd like to sell.
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Re: No more Katzeye for Canon 5D Mark II?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 10:40:52 PM »
Why not get the EG- S focusing screen for like 40?
Unfortunately the eg-s does not come close to how good the bright screen is
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Re: No more Katzeye for Canon 5D Mark II?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 10:40:52 PM »

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Re: No more Katzeye for Canon 5D Mark II?
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012, 11:59:22 PM »
/The Katxeye screen for the 5D has been used for the Mark II.

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Re: No more Katzeye for Canon 5D Mark II?
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2012, 12:51:33 AM »
I would think if the measurments are the same there should be no problem its an easy install
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Re: No more Katzeye for Canon 5D Mark II?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2012, 03:39:58 AM »
hey guys, try www.focusingscreen.com

also, can someone tell me what's so special about brightscreen?

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Re: No more Katzeye for Canon 5D Mark II?
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2012, 11:59:17 AM »
hey guys, try www.focusingscreen.com

also, can someone tell me what's so special about brightscreen?
Some say they are better, some not. 
They use cut down Canon or other larger screens, and / or make their own.  They treat them with a undisclosed process to be brighter than the ones Canon supplies for $45.00. 
Making the best possible focus screens is a art, and it can be expensive to make really good ones, as opposed to merely milling down one made for a 1 series camera, or a Hasselblad, etc.

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Re: No more Katzeye for Canon 5D Mark II?
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2012, 11:59:17 AM »