justdamnit wrote in post #14427155
thanks, i considerd the EG-S screen too, but after a little bit of research online, some say the different is subtle, i am thinking to buy the nikon mount and get a nikon to canon Adapter, does anyone using a nikon mount on their canon camera?
ride5000 wrote in post #14428321
i guess it depends on your expectations.
if you're serious about MFing there is absolutely no reason you should avoid getting a screen. it will only help accuracy. frankly i think the cameras should come with a "faster" matte screen from the factory instead of these slow, bright screens.
also keep in mind MFing is a skill that must be learned and practiced and gets easier with time.
I can see why many people would think installing the EG-S focusing screen (or any precision matte screen) would produce subtle differences, because I also thought the same.
I bought the EF-S screen for my 40D, and have recently bought the EG-S for my 5D2 because I realized I've been missing too many shots.
Let me tell you honestly: when I first slapped it on, I really didn't notice a difference. After all, I had JUST bought the focusing screen for my 40D and the Samyang lens the same day. I figured, "well, since I installed it, might as well just use it."
One thing I DID notice was that the viewfinder got darker, especially at f/4 and narrower apertures.
I used it for a good 3 months before I got my 5DII. After that, I started using my Samyang 35mm on my 5DII. I was getting pretty good results, but sometimes the lens would frustrate me because I got OOF (out of focus) shots frequently.
Since I bought my 5DII, I rarely touched my 40D. It wasn't until recently that I slapped on my Samyang 35mm onto my 40D that I noticed how much more ACCURATE setting the focus was with the screen! Using the 5DII has made me lazy with nailing the focus; the margin of error was much bigger on the 5DII. On the 40D, if I moved even a tiny pinch, I would instantly notice the image being OOF through the viewfinder (and the installed screen).
I learned how important having a focusing screen is (for manual focusing lenses) by having two different bodies to compare it to.