5D2 + Eg-S focusing screen - positive feedback ;)

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Maciej Freudenheim Contributing Member • Posts: 512
5D2 + Eg-S focusing screen - positive feedback ;)

Hi!

I'm pretty sure it's old news for many of you, but just wanted to say that changing focusing screen in 5D2 is brain-dead easy. Took me about 1 minute total and I wouldn't really consider myself as a precise person (my hands are a little bit shaky).

The screen itself really helps A LOT - I have a few fast primes (probably all L-primes below and including 200mm), and I very often shoot wide-open.

After changing the screen I tried to focus with 85L, 135L and 35L wide open on my gf's eyes and voila, all frames almost in perfect focus. I tried doing the same earlier with the standard screen and my hit ratio was rather random, one time I focused correctly, the other time I didn't.

So, the bottom line is: if you are shooting a lot wide-open, Eg-S screen really helps much and it's really easy to install it (I was afraid that it's way more complicated).

Cheers!

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