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Different focusing screen for 60D?

 
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Sep 27, 2011 10:50 |  #1

Does anyone know of a place to find a different focusing screen, maybe with grid lines for the 60D? Something that might make MF through the viewfinder a little easier?


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Sep 27, 2011 11:19 |  #2

im curious about this too, no one posted up pictures bout it either.


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Sep 27, 2011 11:25 |  #3

You could try high precision focusing screens Canon Ef-S, Katzeye or similar. But I think the main problem is the size of the viewfinder on crop bodies. It is much easier to use MF on full frame.


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Sep 27, 2011 12:40 |  #4

Seriously? There are a number of different screens available.

Canon sells three for 60D:

1. The standard is EF-A.
2. EF-D has a grid to help keep horizons level and buildings vertical.
3. EF-S is a high precision screen to help with manual focus, but it's optimized for lenses f2.8 or brighter.

All these are the same screens used in 40D and 50D (I've got EF-D installed in my 50Ds). Note that you need to set a custom function when you put one of the optional screens in the camera, or metering will be skewed a bit. The Canon screens sell for about $40 or less.

Katzeye (www.katzeyeoptics.com (external link)) and some others make fancier focus screens for Canon... And if it fits 40D or 50D, it will fit 60D too. These screens are designed basically to add manual focus assist features, such as a split image rangefinder spot in the center and/or a microdiaprism... but you can optionally add brightness enhancements and a variety of markings such as grids. These start about $105, but options such as enhanced brightness and grid lines add cost.

Also note that partial metering and especially spot metering modes will be effected (skewed and inaccurate), particularly when using lenses with max aperture less than f2, and increasingly with slower lenses. Evaluative and center-weighted metering operate pretty much as usual.


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Sep 29, 2011 04:24 |  #5

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Sep 29, 2011 10:50 |  #6

I'll probably be going with an ef-d. The grid lines seem useful.


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Sep 29, 2011 13:43 |  #7

trevorus wrote in post #13171092 (external link)
Does anyone know of a place to find a different focusing screen, maybe with grid lines for the 60D?

A quick, ordinary Google search for "split prism focusing screen" turned up the web site of a company (external link) that sells those screens for cameras that include Canon DSLR's.




  
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