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Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen

You Pay: $31.95
Product Highlights
  • Works with Most Lenses
  • Grid Lines Assist in Composition
  • Three Horizontal & Five Vertical Lines
  • Camera's AF Points Remain Fully Visible
  • Installation Tool For Handling

This Eg series Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen from Canon provides three horizontal and five vertical etched grid lines to facilitate easier composition and horizon alignment.

This "D" type focusing screen assists in keeping straight lines in a subject straight, positioning subjects off-center, or by keeping compositions in a series consistent from one shot to the next. The camera's AF points remain fully visible when using this screen.

Compatible with Canon EOS 5D Mk II and 6D
Focusing screens are delicate and should only be handled using the included tool for installation
Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen
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    4.8

    (based on 141 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (116)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (102)
    • Reliable (50)
    • Lightweight (30)
    • Durable (25)
    • Easy to install (12)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (107)
    • Everyday (65)
    • Portraits (53)
    • Travel (51)
    • Studio (44)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-professional (51), Enthusiast (47), Professional (25)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (83)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for keeping things aligned

    The same as the standard screen, except with a grid. I don't find the grid obtrusive, but it is very useful if you need to line up a horizon, verticals, etc. I...Read complete review

    The same as the standard screen, except with a grid. I don't find the grid obtrusive, but it is very useful if you need to line up a horizon, verticals, etc. I used the Ee-D grid screen on my original 5D and immediately purchased the Eg-D for my new 5D MK II.

    I'm giving 4 vs. 5 stars because I see no reason why the price of 5D MK II accessories should be so much more than those for the original 5D. This seems true across the board for accessories.

    Handle carefully - the plastic fresnel lenses are easy to scratch or smudge and cleaning a fingerprint (vs. dust) is essentially impossible.

    When inserting, it is easy to get dust trapped between the screen and the bottom of the pentaprism, which will result in dust spots in the viewfinder (but not in your photos). Use a sensor cleaning brush or air blower to make sure the two mating surfaces are clean; then they will stay clean. Additional dust may appear later on the exposed bottom of the screen, but this is easy to clean without removing the screen.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Useful in some situations

    I bought this item for it's obvious use to help me keep my lines straight when shooting architecture. The problem is that it only works well in bright light. If you try to use...Read complete review

    I bought this item for it's obvious use to help me keep my lines straight when shooting architecture. The problem is that it only works well in bright light. If you try to use it in low light the lines are very difficult to see, which is when I use it the most.

    I will stick to using live view mode with the grid displayed to keep my verticals straight, since this item doesn't help as much as I would have liked.

    I would only recommend this item if you shoot in broad daylight.

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    5.0

    Works like a charm!

    By Ping

    from Orange County

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography

      Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

      It was trivial to install and a pleasure to use. I couldn't believe how much easier it was to keep your camera level with the grid.

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      4.0

      This will require practice

      By Glenn

      from Lockport NY

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography

          Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

          I needed a focusing screen to keep my horizons level. When ever i shoot water I end up with a little tilt now with this focusing screen I should be able to keep those horizons level. The grid is not very prominent in the view finder so it will take a little practice but I feel this is what I needed.

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          5.0

          Why isn't this part of the camera!

          By cheapocreative

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

            For me this should be part of the camera at the sale time. My 70D can do this electronically. What's up Canon?

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            5.0

            Wonderful addition to the camera

            By John

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

              The grid is a great help with composition. I bought it to try out and find that it is now going to replace my standard focusing screen permanently. I should have purchased this screen a long time ago.

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              5.0

              Simple and effective

              By Christopher

              from Arlington, VA

              Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

              There's not a whole lot to say about this simple little accessory… It provides very handy horizontal and vertical guidelines, visible through the viewfinder, useful in ensuring straight and true compositions. It was pretty straightforward to install, after first removing the standard screen that was already inside my 6D camera. It certainly has made me curious about Canon's other specialty focusing screens… But apparently very few others will fit the 6D camera. If you install this, don't forget to modify the custom settings within the Canon menu, to compensate for this screen specifically. Also note that the gridlines on the screen are not rule of thirds placement, if that is what you're after.

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              5.0

              Great!

              By Alan B.

              from California

              Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

              Easy to install and works as advertised. Couldn't be happier.

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              5.0

              Grid focusing screen for Canon 6D

              By pitchertaker

              from Central Massachusetts

              About Me Professional

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              Pros

              • Works Like The Original

              Cons

              • Wish Lines Were Darker

              Best Uses

              • Architectural Work
              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

              Very useful when shooting buildings and room interiors.....helps keep the camera level. Even helps when shooting on the street.

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              5.0

              Easy to install

              By cayman

              from massachusettes

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

                This product is easy to install using the providing tool. It is very helpful for use in landscape or architecture photography.

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                5.0

                Does what it's supposed to

                By Mikefromct

                from Connecticut

                Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

                I bought this for my 6D, and also have a similar one for my 60D. It really helps lining up shots, especially landscapes, buildings, and water shots. Also helps get a flat perspective when using an ultra-wide lens. Easy to install, takes about 5 minutes.

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                4.0

                it works

                By bill

                from grand rapids mi

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use

                  Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

                  put this in a 6d as it doesnt have the projected grid the 5d does and the level in the camera just does side to side and not tilt ...wish the grid was a little bolder but it works fine..need this feature as i shoot alot of architecture

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                  5.0

                  Can't Live Without It

                  By Victoria

                  from Acworth, GA

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Architectural photography
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

                    I am taking an architectural photography class online, so I purchased this at the instructor's request. So very glad I did! I not only use this with my architectural shots, I can see uses for the grid in every aspect of my landscape photography as well. The grid is indispensable in helping to create straight lines with buildings and horizons.Very easy to install and well worth the money spent!

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                    5.0

                    A pleasure to deal with.

                    By Hardwood Laker

                    from Val des Monts, Quebec

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

                      Great price, super fast shipping to Canada, no extra hidden shipping charges, as advertised, will be back for more goodies.

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                      1.0

                      Not the best combination in the dark

                      By Aaron Hall Cain

                      from Savannah, GA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Not Functional

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography

                      Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

                      I purchased this screen to put my 6d more in line with my rz67 pro ii d. I like seeing a grid when I shoot so I can straighten my edges and aid composition. Canon dslrs have overlays built in now a days and this is difficult to utilize in low ambient lighting situations. It's not an expensive piece so I'm not upset or disappointed by any means but this just isn't a useful product for me.

                      I can see maybe a landscape shooter really connecting with this, in bright daylight. I'm a studio guy and when the house lights go down these lines are invisible.

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                      5.0

                      Get It Right

                      By FreePrize

                      from Kennewick, WA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

                        Erase the guessing, reduce distraction, raise confidence. That's what happens with this jewel accessory.

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                        4.0

                        a must have

                        By rad51082

                        from Ottawa, ON

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

                          easy to install, great for making sure picture is straight, a must have for all types of photography.

                          I would of liked to have the lines a little easier to see when taking night pictures, but still a great tool.

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                          5.0

                          Worth the investment

                          By Jeff

                          from Memphis

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

                            There were two concerns I had about this focusing screen. First was the potential distraction caused by the lines of the grid and second was how the grid would effect my compositions by NOT being based on the rule of thirds. The simple answer is that neither of these are concerns.When looking through the view finder, the lines are razor thin and are not a distraction at all. Only if you look for them they are there. They are easy to ignore and never an obstruction. This was very nice when trying to compose a subject with curves or wavy forms.Second, the lines right next to the edges have helped to serve as guides to place subjects with respect to the edges of the frame. In a non-studio setting, it has helped serve as a reminder to make sure I'm not cutting off limbs and to provide ample room for post production crops. Oh and of course the grid helps with leveling and straightening out images before the snap. This really helps individuals, like me, who wear glasses. Sometimes there is a slight bit of distortion caused by my glasses and the grid can help determine what is caused by the parallax or bad alignment.The focusing screen is easy to install and a great upgrade. Not regretting this purchase.

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                            5.0

                            Amazing addon for 6D

                            By S

                            from Calgary

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

                                I purchased this for my 6D and what a great little upgrade for the price.

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                                5.0

                                A must for any Amateur Photographer

                                By bonkyboy

                                from Toronto

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                                Pros

                                • Install Is Very Easy

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

                                  Such a small item but has a great return value. If you are sick of seeing your shots begin slightly askew then purchase the grid focusing screen.

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                                  5.0

                                  Eg-D Precision Focusing Screen with Grid

                                  By Rafael Baptista

                                  from Orlando, Fl. USA

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

                                    It's great for architectural and landscapes shots when it's critical to keep straight lines. The installation is simple, the new grid comes with a tool that is essentially a hook and a clip built into a single device. There is no need to handle the existing grid or the replacement grid by touching with your fingers once the tool is properly used. It took me about 45 seconds to change it. I love looking through the viewfinder with this in the camera.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great focusing screen (a must have)!

                                    By Architect/Photographer

                                    from Tustin, CA

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Architectural photography
                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen:

                                        Canon should have the grid screen standard on their cameras (ie: like Nikon does).

                                        I installed this screen on my Canon 5D mark II. Very easy to install and only took a few minutes. Grid focusing screen is great for composing your shots and especially useful for architectural photography for vertical alignment.

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