A&P Focus Screen for 40D

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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    I've got some debris on my focus screen, so I'm going to be purchasing a new one. I see the EF-A, EF-D, and EF-S focus screens and I was thinking about going with the EF-D. Anyone have any experience with the EF-D? If so, let me know.
     
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    The A is the stock screen that comes in your camera. I have both the EE-D and EE-S for my Canon 5D. The grid on the D is nicely setup and helps with your composure if you're not planning to crop. It's also faint so it doesn't obstruct your viewfinder.

    I really like the S as it causes stuff to JUMP in and out of focus. Since changing to it my pictures have been focused EXACTLY where I want them to be, which is nice when I'm using my 85 1.8. The downside to the S is that it lets less light into the viewfinder. They recommend not using any glass slower than f/2.8 but I shot indoors with an f/4 lens all day today and it was bright enough for me.

    If I was gonna do it again, I would have just gotten the S for the shots I do. The D is nice to have in case I do anything with moving subjects.

    Hope this helps! :wavey:
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Thanks. I think I'm going to go with the EF-D. I watched the video for changing it, and it seems extremely easy. I'm trying to find a local place that I can pick one up, but I doubt I'll find one.
     
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    Changing screens takes all of 5 seconds. Straight forward and the necessary tool is included with the screen.
     
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    Ive been intrigued by the katz eye screens but its not worth 105 dollars to me. I loved the screen on my AE-1 and don't know why they changed dslrs to non concentric circles. Is it because they dont think many dslr users will be using MF? I have often wondered this and hope someone can answer this :big grin:
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    The Katz Eye screen I saw was like $47 :dunno:
     
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    Cliffs on this thread?
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Seriously?

    I want EF-D focusing screen.

    I was wondering how it was...

    It's good
     
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    I honestly 100% didn't know you could change out the focusing screen, and the more I read into it, its :bowdown:
     
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    Highly recommended. Feels good man.
     

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