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Canon EC-CIV Focusing Screen for EOS 1D - Laser Matte

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The Canon EC-CIV Focusing Screen for EOS 1D - Laser Matte used a shaping method improved over the EC-C111. It achieves easier focusing and good background blur. It is brighter, less grainy and better balanced.

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CanonEC-CIV Focusing Screen for EOS 1D - Laser Matte
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Durable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (4)
    • Travel (4)
    • Everyday (3)
    • Portraits (3)
    • Studio (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    5.0

    easy install, crystal clear

    By birder and photographer

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EC-CIV Focusing Screen for EOS 1D - Laser Matte:

        I was pleasantly surprised how easy this focusing screen is to install. It comes in a custom plastic box that includes a tool for picking it up and inserting it in the camera. My old screen was smudged and so this was an easy fix after I found the old screen hard to clean.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Works Great!

        By Gary

        from Arizona

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Canon EC-CIV Focusing Screen for EOS 1D - Laser Matte:

          My screen was damaged from previous owner. Installed this screen and it works great. Bright and sufficient for all purposes.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          EC-CIV Focusing Screen

          By HDman

          from NC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Aids in focusing

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Canon EC-CIV Focusing Screen for EOS 1D - Laser Matte:

            adds to a very light & sharp viewfinder for focusing aid

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Easy install

            By ells

            from Roseville, CA

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio

              Comments about Canon EC-CIV Focusing Screen for EOS 1D - Laser Matte:

              I had no idea this little screen existed before I accidentally opened the compartment my previous one was hiding in and scratched it! This product was reasonably priced, easy to replace and works beautifully - I love little magic fixes like that :)

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Silky Smooth

              By leviathor

              from ND

              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 Canon EC-CIV Focusing Screen for EOS 1D - Laser Matte:

                Canon packages everything needed to quickly and painlessly change out the focusing screen: the focusing screen, 'screen tweezers,' instructions, and it all comes in a nice little box.

                I replaced the III-series focusing screen in my 1Ds2 with a IV. The slightly deeper parabola in the matte does do a good job of aiding focus.

                The viewfinder is brighter, but not "wow" brighter as I was expecting. Perhaps the real benefit will come from squeezing out that little extra light for focus near twilight, or in a dark church.

                One great aesthetic point is that the graininess of the III's matte is gone, and out-of-focus areas are rather pleasant in their smoothness. I don't want to use the "b" word, but yeah, you know the one I mean.

                Overall a good item. Is it possible to live without? Yes. Is it nice to have if you have a minute and a few dollars to spend on a trivial upgrade? Yes.

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                5.0

                Much Brigher Screen

                By Justin Thyme

                from Central NJ

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Canon EC-CIV Focusing Screen for EOS 1D - Laser Matte:

                  Installed focusing screen in a 1DS MKII. View finder is much brighter and focus "snap" much greater. Easy to install.

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                  5.0

                  Works Great

                  By Tony Mandarich

                  from Scottsdale, AZ

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Product Function
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Canon EC-CIV Focusing Screen for EOS 1D - Laser Matte:

                    Easy Instructions. When I got it I just put it in and all was great.

                    Tony

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