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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

You Pay: $34.00

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
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

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 (6), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    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

    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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

            Pros

              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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                        • No

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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

                              Share this review

                              (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

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • 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.

                                    Share this review

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