weemannie wrote in post #11703605
Some fantastic images here and I'm sorely tempted!
I've just ordered a 5D Mk2 which I will use as my main landscape camera. I've seen here and elsewhere that the precision matte screen is recommended and wonder what its like with f/2.8 and f/4lenses?
I've got the 17mm TS-E and 200L which are f/4 and f/2.8 respectively. I'm a little concerned that I could have problems using these lenses with that focusing screen. More so with the TS-E as its a MF lens.
If anyone has any experience with lenses like these, I'd be very grateful if they could share their thoughts.
I don't have any experience with those specific lenses, but I have the precision matte screen for my 5d. I was still able to use a 100mm 2.8 macro and 300mm f/4 without any trouble. The viewfinder really does get darker when using the precision matte screen and slow(er) lenses, but I found it to still be usable. As for your 17mm TS-E, I imagine that the viewfinder will be dark so focusing could be difficult. But, then again you will be using a 5DII which means you have live view. Personally I would probably just use live view everytime I used a TS-E lens, just to see the effect it's having on what will be the image.