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Nikon Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras

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  • For Nikon D3, D3S and D3X Cameras

The Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras is an optional focusing screen for the Nikon D3, SLR Digital Camera that provides compositional assist grid lines.

Nikon Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras
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    Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras
     
    4.5

    (based on 33 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (21)
    • Improves function (20)
    • Durable (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Easy to install (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use (16)
      • Macro photography (10)
      • Travel (9)
      • Action shots (6)
      • Wildlife (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (13), Semi-pro photographer (12)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (18)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Thought it would aid in manual focusing

      I like this screen a lot. By rights it should have probably shipped as the default with the D3. It took me about 5-10 minutes to install this just going by some rough...Read complete review

      I like this screen a lot. By rights it should have probably shipped as the default with the D3. It took me about 5-10 minutes to install this just going by some rough instructions on the internet. It's not too complicated to figure out, which I like. (Just mind the dust!)

      The reason I bought this, though, was because I was lead to believe it would be easier to focus my lenses manually than the default screen, especially in darkly lit rooms. And so far, I'm not really getting that. If there's an advantage it's pretty slim.

      But it works well, the grid lines are a welcomed bonus, and don't interfere at all. The red square still lights up red and brightly in the viewfinder to help me see what I'm focusing on -- nothing is taken away with this screen; more is added in a very unobtrusive way.

      The one criticism everyone seems to give is that the grid lines don't light up like they did in the D200/D300. And I wish they did, but hey, they still function and they're useful. Whoever said that by wearing glasses you can't see the grid lines sounded bitter and jaded. I wear glasses all the time and the grid lines are pretty easy to see under most shooting circumstances.

      In summary, I like it and I feel it was worth the cost even though it doesn't really serve me the way I'd hoped.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good for use in daylight

      This screen is useful only when there are enough light to see the grid. Actually, it is very difficult to see the grid if you are wearing glasses (my case). Nikon, in...Read complete review

      This screen is useful only when there are enough light to see the grid. Actually, it is very difficult to see the grid if you are wearing glasses (my case). Nikon, in this case, could done a better job, like the grids in D300.

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      2.0

      Not good enough

      By need more lines

      from LA Cal

      About Me Pro Photographer

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            Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

            I shoot both architecture and in studio product and the screen is barely adequate. I have to go to live view to see what I want and that too has its limits. I liked the system on my last digital that I could pull up full black lined grid, even in the center, from the camera software in viewfinder, adjust camera and then turn it off. Canon does a better job. Nikon it's time to add another screen to our choices!

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            5.0

            Perfect for what I needed

            By MRomine

            from Normal, IL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Improves Function
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use

              Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

              Works great!

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              • No

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              5.0

              That's I cannot find in other website

              By Thaishing

              from Thailand

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use

              Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

              I had found this focusing screen on other website a long time,
              but couldn't succeed. Finally I got it here.

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              4.0

              Nice

              By BK

              from Manchester, Ct

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Improves Function

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                As many have said this should have been the standard focus screen for a professional camera. It is easy to install, and is very helpful in lining up the view finder. The only disappointment it is hard to use in low light, as it does not light up. I am getting older in life and light is an issue. I used to laugh at my dad, now look who is laughing. I have the V1 and the grid lines are bright and easy to use, and can be turned off. Software is OK to straighten an image. I may be old school, and like to get the image right the first time.

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                5.0

                Grid Screen

                By Chris

                from Calgary, Alberta

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Function

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use

                  Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                  Great product for architecture shooting. Much less expensive than the Katzeye's I have purchased in the past. Super fast shipping by B & H!!!

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                  5.0

                  Works

                  By Alberto T.

                  from Huntington Station, NY

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Improves Function

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use
                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                    Now I have a reference line in the viewfinder to keep photos straight. This should have been included as standard with the D3 and other flagship Nikon bodies.

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                    4.0

                    Nice item

                    By Manny

                    from Mount Vernon, NY

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use

                      Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                      Its a nice item to have on your camera...for better decision making pictures.

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                      5.0

                      Now I am shooting level!

                      By kingscapes

                      from NY tri-state area

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Improves Function

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                        Having been used to spirit levels on my Hasselblad film cameras, it wasn't easy to shoot levee when I moved to my Nikon D3X. But the Type E screen fixes that problem.

                        It was very easy to install having watched a podcast by Moose Peterson on Camera care.

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                        5.0

                        Easy to intall.

                        By Sheng H

                        from San Jose, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Improves Function

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                          I always had some sort of composition aid in my previous cameras (D70 and D300). Switching over to D3 with plain focusing screen took some adjustment for me. What I did not realize is how easy the installation process is. It came with everything you need. The process took probably less than 5 minutes. Most of the time was spent on making sure pop the correct clip and insert the new screen in the correct orientation. There should be plenty of information online. Look them up!

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                          5.0

                          Necessary accessory

                          By farnorthphotog

                          from Anchorage, AK

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Improves Function

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday Use

                            Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                            E screens are great for helping keep horizons level and otherwise aiding composition. I've been using E screens on all my Nikons since the early 1980s.

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                            5.0

                            Works great

                            By ATM

                            from P-Town Oregon

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                                  Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                                  I use this in my D3x, in my opinion It should have been in there in the first place. Works great for lining the view finder up straight with your subject. Its a pain to clean.

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                                  5.0

                                  Works as it should

                                  By Emaphoto

                                  from Bonita Springs, FL

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Improves Function

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday Use
                                    • Macro Photography

                                    Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                                    Works fine, easy to install. Took about 1 min to install. I was used to my on demand grid lines from my D200, so naturally I optioned for this screnn form my D3.

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                                    4.0

                                    Useful once you get it installed

                                    By 99

                                    from Wilmington, DE

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Improves Function

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Action Shots

                                      Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                                      It was not at all obvious how to replace the focus screen, but now that I have it installed, I like it a lot.

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                                      4.0

                                      Perfect for composition

                                      By PC

                                      from Vancouver, BC

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Improves Function

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                                          Similar to other focusing screens with grid lines, it is a good aid for composition. The description for "on-demand" is wrong as the grid lines are permanent, not like the D300 projected grid lines.

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                                          5.0

                                          essential

                                          By photodady

                                          from Woodbury, MN

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Improves Function

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                            Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                                            This screen should be the standard screen shipped with the camera body. I think that the term "on-demand" in the description is a bit misleading since the grid is always present and does not light up as do other Nikon camera grids.

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                                            3.0

                                            Handy: should be standard and light up

                                            By Don

                                            from New York

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                                                  Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                                                  I had a Fuji S5 Pro based on a lower-level Nikon body. And it came with a grid focusing screen and it lit up as well. here you need to pay extra, go through the work to put it in (though it is quite easy), and it doesn't light up. Seems petty for a $5K camera body.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  It's wroth the money!

                                                  By Event Photogragher

                                                  from Radnor, Ohio

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                  • Improves Function

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                                                      Easy to put in once you figure out how to get it out of the frame that holds it in the camera. One small clip and it swings down for easy removal and easy install. I put it in a D3s. Comes with plastic gripper tool to remove and install.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      E Focusing Screen should be the Standard

                                                      By MM15

                                                      from Ithaca, NY

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy to Install

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Everyday Use
                                                        • Landscape
                                                        • Macro Photography
                                                        • Wildlife

                                                        Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                                                        Excellent replacement screen with reference grid lines makes it much easier to maintain horizontal and vertical reference. This should be standard for all pro level cameras - I have no idea why one needs to purchase it as an accessory. I have used E type screens on all my cameras since the F2 days.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Works perfectly

                                                        By JoeS

                                                        from Brandon, FL

                                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy to Use
                                                        • Improves Function

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Everyday Use

                                                          Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                                                          I was used to a grid in my D700, and this was easy to install and is just what I needed.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Easy to instal

                                                          By Helen B

                                                          from New York, NY

                                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy to Use
                                                          • Improves Function

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Architecture
                                                            • Perspective Control

                                                            Comments about Type E Focusing Screen for Nikon D3, D3S, D3X Digital Cameras:

                                                            This adds grid lines to the D3's viewfinder. Easy to install, and no disadvantages. I find it particularly useful with the PC-E lenses.

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