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Canon Precision Matte Grid Lines Eg-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen

You Pay: $32.95
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 138 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (114)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (100)
    • Reliable (50)
    • Lightweight (30)
    • Durable (25)
    • Easy to install (12)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (105)
    • Everyday (63)
    • Portraits (53)
    • Travel (51)
    • Studio (44)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-professional (50), Enthusiast (45), Professional (25)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (81)

    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

    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

      Verified Buyer

      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

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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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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        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

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              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

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                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

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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:

                            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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                                4.0

                                IMPROVED MY PHOTOGRAPHY

                                By COAST

                                from WHITE PLAINS, NY

                                About Me Semi-Professional

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                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • A Bit Tricky To Install

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Traveling

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

                                This focusing screen, which I got for my Canon 6D, has a grid consisting of lightly etched horizontal and vertical lines. The screen allows me to line up objects, using the lines, so that the picture is straight. This is especially useful with wide-angle lenses.

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                                5.0

                                EG-D grid focusing screen

                                By straight shooter

                                from Grapevine, Texas

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Architectural photography

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

                                  Easy to install and makes shooting architectural images with out a tripod a lot easier and faster.
                                  Thank you Canon for making this product and B&H for stocking it.

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                                  5.0

                                  Canon: Make This a Free Option

                                  By MikeHNL

                                  from Honolulu, HI

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Very Easy To Install

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Traveling

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

                                    This is my second grid focusing screen for a Canon DSLR. For me, it's a critical tool for framing landscaping shots through the viewfinder. At other times, I find it unobtrusive. I believe Canon should make this a buyer option when purchasing any of their cameras on which focusing screens can be changed.

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