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Canon Ec-B Focusing Screen for EOS 1, 1N, 1N-RS, 1V, 1V-HS, EOS 3, D2000 & 1D Series Cameras - Matte with Microprism & Horizontal Split Image

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Matte field, split-image center focusing spot. For general photography.

For EOS 1, 1N, 1N-RS, 1V, 1V-HS, EOS 3, D2000 & 1D series cameras.

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CanonEC-B Focusing Screen
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Improves function (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Everyday use (4)
    • Travel (4)
    • Family photos (3)
    • Macro photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent manual focusing help

    This screen is an excellent help for manual focusing, especially on longer lenses. With the newer 1D(s) MarkIII series it is a reliable way to check or adjust micro adjustments as well...Read complete review

    This screen is an excellent help for manual focusing, especially on longer lenses. With the newer 1D(s) MarkIII series it is a reliable way to check or adjust micro adjustments as well - no more peeping at focusing charts: do your adjustments real-time in the field.

    Downsides of this screen: you lose evaluative and spot metering, albeit the latter only for those focusing points that are situated at or near the center.

    All in all, I'd recommend this screen to anyone seeking better performance during MF.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Ec-B Focusing Screen for EOS 5D mark II

    So far I have not been able to use it with my L series lens's. The screen fits in place, the programming is changed on the menu, but will not focus correctly in...Read complete review

    So far I have not been able to use it with my L series lens's. The screen fits in place, the programming is changed on the menu, but will not focus correctly in manual mode. In auto focus it always looks out of focus but the iamges are sharp. So I have set it a side for now. Open to suggestions.

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    5.0

    This should be the standard screen

    By JRWPIX

    from Traverse City, MI USA

    Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

    No matter how hard I tried to manually focus my EOS 1 Dx, it always seemed like a guessing game. But, slide this great screen into your camera and instantly, that split image makes accurate focusing a snap. It's super handy to compare the AF point to the split image. All SLR's used to come with a split image ground glass. This screen should be in your camera body, too. Perfect upgrade. Worth every penny!

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    4.0

    Very good in good light

    By Raycather

    from Vancouver, BC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

      Cons

      • Needs Lots Of Light

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

        The EC-B is a very accurate focus tool in good lighting, but difficult to use in poor lighting even with f/1.4 lenses. In low light the EC-S super precision screen is a better choice, but there is no exposure compensation for it on the 1Dx,

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        • No

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        4.0

        Excellent manual focus, needs light

        By Raycatcher

        from Vancouver, BC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

              This is an excellent focussing aid with manual focus lenses, however I need a lot of light to use it even with f/1.4 lenses. The super precision screens are better for low light situations

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great For Manual Focusing

              By Yellowstone Photo

              from Montana

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Change
              • Easy to Use
              • Makes Focusing Easy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

                I use some older Pentax M42 mount Takumar lenses on my 1D bodies. The EC-B makes focusing a cinch. Canon also made it easy to change the screens.

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                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Ec-B

                By Aaron

                from Idaho

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

                  The screen replacement from the stock one on the Canon 1D Mark II was really easy. After sweitching the screens, I just started shooting, and picked up some cool shots; ones included near the end preview.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 10
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Does the trick

                  By bornt

                  from mid atlantic

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

                    I got this for my 1dsii for better manual focus and it works great at faster than f5.6. Use CW metering for best results.

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    nice for manual focus

                    By tomb

                    from maryland

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

                      Great aid for manual focusing with lenses faster than f5.6. Adds to the creative control.I bought it for my 1dsii.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Perfect

                      By jbacaster

                      from nevada city, ca

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Bright
                      • Easy to Use
                      • great packaging
                      • Includes tool
                      • Installation

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • In your camera
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

                      Easy to install, bright and effective. The eos mount is highly adaptable and with this screen you open up a whole new world of lens possibilities.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Not for 5D

                      By Joe / [@]

                      from new orleans, la

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

                            I know the description doesn't list the 5D as compatible cameras, but I found a few DIYs online that put this in their 5D. Tried it. When in just fine, all worked, except...when it was majorly back focused--no matter what internal camera setting I chose.

                            Maybe this can be made to work with some further modifications, but straight out of the box, it won't. If you're looking for something like this for the 5D, I contacted Canon, and they don't make one.a

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Huge help with manual lenses

                            By mrberns

                            from Seattle

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Improves Function

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Action Shots
                              • Everyday Use
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Manual Lenses
                              • Traveling
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

                              One of the big advantages of the EOS mount is the ability to use M42 and C/Y manual lenses, both of which I have an extensive collection of and prefer over many of the new EF lenses. This little inexpensive screen makes using those lenses a dream, and really I couldn't do without it now. If you're using manual lenses on the EOS 3 or a camera in the EOS 1 series, you need this screen.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Very good for 5D2

                              By Andy

                              from Hong Kong

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Improves Function

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

                                  Warning: On your own risk.

                                  I use this focusing screen for my 5D2, yes, it is not made for 5D2, a little modification will do.

                                  Now my 5D2 can focus manual lens easily (like contax and etc) without problem. Save a lot money if you have couples of other brands' manual lens (like me). A cheap China made adapter will do, let the focusing thing done by split image.

                                  Someone said it will influence the light meter but I do not aware the different.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Great manual focusing at a price though.

                                  By zig-zag

                                  from Juneau, Alaska

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Improves Function

                                  Cons

                                  • Loss of some metering

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday Use

                                  Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

                                  Excellent for eyeglass wearers to manual focus or to check auto focus, but there is a price. You do loose spot and center weighted metering. That is why I only gave it 4 stars. Other than that it works perfectly, you can finally tell when you are focused and what exactally is being focused on when using auto or manual focus. Well worth the compromise if you wear eyeglasses. Installation was a snap, very clear instructions.

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                                  (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Ec-B Focusing Screen for EOS 5D mark II

                                  By Bruce's Photo's

                                  from Oregon City, Oregon

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

                                        So far I have not been able to use it with my L series lens's. The screen fits in place, the programming is changed on the menu, but will not focus correctly in manual mode. In auto focus it always looks out of focus but the iamges are sharp. So I have set it a side for now. Open to suggestions.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        A must have...

                                        By omnius

                                        from Malaga, Spain

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Improves Function

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday Use

                                          Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

                                          Absolutely fantastic! Just like in the old days when using manual focusing lenses, and excellent if you need to do focus manually in low light

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                                          • No

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                                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          BIG HELP!

                                          By Bill

                                          from So. Plainfield N.J.

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Improves Function
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday Use
                                            • Macro Photography
                                            • Studio

                                            Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

                                            Must have, if you wear glasses and correct in the viewfinder-only way to check microfocus.

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                                            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Excellent manual focusing help

                                            By epgregoire

                                            from Paris, France

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Improves Function

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Macro Photography
                                              • Manual Focusing
                                              • Studio

                                              Comments about Canon EC-B Focusing Screen:

                                              This screen is an excellent help for manual focusing, especially on longer lenses. With the newer 1D(s) MarkIII series it is a reliable way to check or adjust micro adjustments as well - no more peeping at focusing charts: do your adjustments real-time in the field.

                                              Downsides of this screen: you lose evaluative and spot metering, albeit the latter only for those focusing points that are situated at or near the center.

                                              All in all, I'd recommend this screen to anyone seeking better performance during MF.

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