Currently have a 7d with 17+85 IS and 50/1.8 and very pleased. However, I notice & I've read a lot about it showing the correct DoF with the viewfinder.
I've come to understand this is because camera manufactures prefer to have a more lit VF rather than a darker, yet more accurate one, if you're using a slow lens. I also don't really enjoy using Live View that much...
With that cleared up, that's fine
So I was thinking about buying a 2nd body to use my 50/1.8 lens on. The Canon 20d came to mind and I've done some reading, the VF on this shows down to f2.8, whereas the 7d shows f4, so I read, an improvement but still not true to the lens I'm using.
I've then gone onto read about replacing focusing screens, but apparently the 20d focus screen cannot be replaced?
It seems the 40d & 5d are the "cheapest" bodies with replaceable focusing screens? And the screen I'd be looking for is called a Ee-S, can anyone confirm?
So I'm just wondering what to do really. The 20d sounded a perfect solution, and still could be, since eBay shows 2nd-hand ones going for about £150 however, 2nd-hand 40'd go for about £360, which is somewhat more.
Suggestions & advise welcome? Thanks everyone.