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12/18/2012 04:49:22 AM · #1
Earlier today I noticed there was a few specks of dirt/dust appearing when looking through the viewfinder of my 5D. So I took the lens off and while looking into the viewfinder I saw that there were several scratches across the focusing screen which is not visible when a lens is attached.

That being said I'm fairly certain that these scratches will not affect the image quality so I'm not in a rush to replace it right now. Although, I am just curious to know if Canon has stopped production on the Canon Eg-D Precision Matte Focusing Screen with Grid? If it's like the VF Grid Display on the 7D this would be something nice to have around.
12/18/2012 04:56:24 AM · #2
the focussing screen does not effect image quality as it not inline of the sensor....

you can get different screens for the 5d mk2

//www.learn.usa.canon.com/app/pdfs/quickguides/CDLC_FocusingScreens_QuickGuide.pdf

etc etc

//www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/590409-REG/Canon_3356B001_Eg_D_Precision_Matte_Focusing.html
12/18/2012 05:24:10 AM · #3
Thanks for that PDF. I was curious about the installation and it seems simple enough to do.

Yeah, I've been looking at that EG-D Focusing Screen in particular, but it's pretty much out of stock everywhere, including directly from Canon's store. Hopefully BH will get some in stock early next year.
12/18/2012 10:20:17 AM · #4
I have them in both my 5D and my 5D2. Installation is a snap. I have a hard time living without a grid in the viewfinder.
12/18/2012 07:09:30 PM · #5
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I have them in both my 5D and my 5D2. Installation is a snap. I have a hard time living without a grid in the viewfinder.


Are the grids difficult to make out in low light situations?
12/18/2012 07:12:31 PM · #6
Originally posted by crack_seed:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I have them in both my 5D and my 5D2. Installation is a snap. I have a hard time living without a grid in the viewfinder.


Are the grids difficult to make out in low light situations?

Depends what you mean by "low light": at night, sure they are. In dim lighting situations I can see the grid fine, though.
12/18/2012 08:03:14 PM · #7
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

In dim lighting situations I can see the grid fine, though.

Awesome. Looks like I'll be picking this one up instead of the stock replacement. Thanks.
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