- Apr 30, 2021
Thank you, Ruined, for that first-hand assurance regarding the 6D with EG-S screen and its ability to better represent a composition at wide aperture. I feel the downside will be acceptable as I'd be wanting to use the Zeiss (and many other MF lenses) at the wider apertures. The idea also appeals, as it would now seem likely (from other replies to my question) that attempting to install an aftermarket screen on my 5D4 could open up a rather nasty box of "surprises."I have a 6D with an EG-S installed specifically for this purpose and it is excellent. You see much thinner DOF than the bright screen . Of course on the downside it's also significantly darker in the OVF, but not an issue with a fast lens. In terms of sensor performance the 6D is excellent (much better than 5d2) so won't be losing much there from 5d4.
Plus, it would now be a Canon-made screen that is known to function properly with the 6D. Also good to know the 6D would not represent any sort of significant step down from my 5D4 in image quality. So, sounds like an intelligent - and rational - choice to find a good 6D, install an EG-S screen, and go down the road with a "dedicated" full frame DSLR for those MF lenses.
Now...if I can just train my neck muscles to accept both a 5D4 and a 6D+Milvus 135/2 without complaining...too much ;-)