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Mar 22, 2011 22:38 |  #1

If I never use manual focus and only use auto focus, do you guys think the Canon Eg-S Focusing Screen will be useful? I am debating if I should get the Eg-S and the Eg-D, but would rather get the Eg-D if the Eg-S is not that useful with auto focus.

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Mar 22, 2011 22:41 |  #2

I think when you look at the view finder. It will be dark.


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Mar 22, 2011 22:44 |  #3

The EG-S will still allow you to see a more accurate view of what will be in focus if you use fast lenses with shallow depth of field. However, if you are going to be doing a lot of landscape pictures or such, then you'll definitely find more use out of the grid (EG-D).


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Mar 22, 2011 22:49 |  #4

wunhang wrote in post #12073870 (external link)
The EG-S will still allow you to see a more accurate view of what will be in focus if you use fast lenses with shallow depth of field. However, if you are going to be doing a lot of landscape pictures or such, then you'll definitely find more use out of the grid (EG-D).

I don't plan on shooting a lot of landscapes, maybe a shot here and there. I was just thinking that it might help compose a picture. :confused:


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Mar 23, 2011 00:03 |  #5

danny819 wrote in post #12073896 (external link)
I don't plan on shooting a lot of landscapes, maybe a shot here and there. I was just thinking that it might help compose a picture. :confused:

Yes, the rule of thirds can be done more readily with the EG-D screen (or any compositional guidelines). My personal opinion is that I much rather see the focus by using the EG-S especially with the shallow depth of field your primes allow.


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Mar 23, 2011 00:08 |  #6

wunhang wrote in post #12074236 (external link)
Yes, the rule of thirds can be done more readily with the EG-D screen (or any compositional guidelines). My personal opinion is that I much rather see the focus by using the EG-S especially with the shallow depth of field your primes allow.

Yea that is true. I often do not realize a part of my subject is out of focus until I look at the picture on the computer. The EG-S will definitely be helpful.


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Mar 23, 2011 02:43 |  #7

well, your viewfinder wont be dark, looking at your prime lineup. But since you have a sigma lens (or any lens) where MFA is needed, AF may have missed and its nice to see so.


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