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Jan 20, 2011 16:02 |  #1

Just ordered a TSE 24 and am concerned about focussing it on my 5D2

I am very happy with manual focus, I was brought up on it back in film days, but always used a split prism type focussing screen back then.

As the TSE lens is fairly slow, f3.5, will the optional 5D2 precision focussing screen be OK as even the sales information says it makes the viewfinder dark and is recommended for 2.8 or faster lenses

What do other people on here use? I'm trying to avoid using liveview or anglefinders all the time as I would like to handhold the lens sometimes


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Jan 20, 2011 16:05 |  #2

I think the standard screen and LiveView 10x will be yoru friends.


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Jan 20, 2011 16:05 |  #3

I think the normal precision screen should be fine. (I'm speaking with no direct knowledge here as I don't have my TS-E yet)

It may appear a bit darker in your VF, but if you install the screen before you use your TS-E, you won't even know any different! ;-)a




  
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Jan 20, 2011 16:19 |  #4

Tilt shift work and Live View are a match made in heaven. I have the Ec-B and Ec-S screens but nothing beats Live view with TS-E lenses.


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Jan 20, 2011 16:21 as a reply to  @ picturecrazy's post |  #5

Looks like I will be using live view all weekend when I get home and unwrap my new baby :D:D

Quite excited to have some really interesting adjustments to experiment with


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Jan 20, 2011 16:29 |  #6

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Jan 20, 2011 16:56 as a reply to  @ Todd Lambert's post |  #7

Sorry :D

But your girlfriend/wife/partne​r, probably isn't so jealous


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Jan 21, 2011 02:03 |  #8

picturecrazy wrote in post #11680670 (external link)
Tilt shift work and Live View are a match made in heaven. I have the Ec-B and Ec-S screens but nothing beats Live view with TS-E lenses.

this exactly! live view plu 10x zoom for sharp focusing....even with a screen installed the view finder would work, but is much smaller compared to LV


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Jan 21, 2011 10:39 |  #9

picturecrazy wrote in post #11680670 (external link)
Tilt shift work and Live View are a match made in heaven. I have the Ec-B and Ec-S screens but nothing beats Live view with TS-E lenses.

I'll second that notion.

The precision focusing screen helps with all my lenses, but the LV is particularly helpful with the TS-E. If in doubt, get one.


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Jan 21, 2011 12:22 |  #10

I used to have a 24mm TS-E on my 40D and liked using it with the Ef-S precision screen. I guess the VF was a bit darker, but not to the point that it became annoying.


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Jan 21, 2011 12:36 |  #11

big_g wrote in post #11680582 (external link)
Just ordered a TSE 24 and am concerned about focussing it on my 5D2

I am very happy with manual focus, I was brought up on it back in film days, but always used a split prism type focussing screen back then.

As the TSE lens is fairly slow, f3.5, will the optional 5D2 precision focussing screen be OK as even the sales information says it makes the viewfinder dark and is recommended for 2.8 or faster lenses

What do other people on here use? I'm trying to avoid using liveview or anglefinders all the time as I would like to handhold the lens sometimes

I love my EG-S Screen. I've never used it on anything slower than f/2.8, but I can assure you they help with MF work a lot! I guess my View Finder might have gotten a little darker, I dunno I never really noticed. I'm more worried about Focus Accuracy than the View Finder getting 5% darker.


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