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Sony Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs

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Product Highlights
  • Replacement Gridded Focusing Screen
  • Fits Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs

This Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs from Sony is a replacement focusing screen cut for the full-frame Alpha a900 and a850 DSLR cameras. It provides a grid that is seen through the viewfinder and aids in alignment and composition.

Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.5 x 1.02 x 0.05" (38.4 x 25.9 x 1.5 mm)
Weight 0.07 oz (2 g)
Sony Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs
  • Storage Case
  • Tweezers (For Removal)
  • One Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs
     
    4.9

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Reliable (8)
    • Lightweight (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape photography (10)
      • Everyday (8)
      • Portraits (6)
      • Macro photography (5)
      • Studio (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (5), Semi-professional (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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      5.0

      Great replacement!

      By Walter S.

      from Covington, Wa.

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs:

        I had to replace the original focusing screen, in my a850 due to it being severely scratched! I replaced it with this item, and am very pleased, with it! It was very simple to install, and is a great replacement!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great Focusing screen.

        By DSphotography

        from Arizona

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs:

          This is the best focusing screen for my A850.I love it a lot and I love the way I can compose my photos now ,keeping the horizon straight and other elements are the way it should be ,helping a lot for PP.
          If you own A900 OR A850 this is the best one for your camera.

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          • No

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          5.0

          A great asset for landscape photography.

          By Tony

          from British Columbia, Canada

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs:

            Very easy to install, had it in within ten seconds!!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Good bang for the buck

            By Stevo

            from Houston, Tx

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use

              Comments about Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs:

              Installation was a lot easier than I expected. Good video installation instructions avaialble online. Works like a charm.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Easy to install

              By GMCF

              from Baltimore MD

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Landscape Photography
                • Portraits

                Comments about Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs:

                I purchased this focusing screen to use on my A850. I am a beginner trying to make sure that I have all the best gear to help me get the best shots and figured that I needed this. I did't. It does help to do a better job of deviding the field of view into more exacting dementions but if your eye is good you don't really need that. It was a very simple install and the provided tools are a big help.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Really worth the upgrade!

                By Mike2222222

                from Canada

                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 Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs:

                  Really updated my a900 with a new focusing screen. I love the lines this screen has, not sure why it didnt come standard on the a900 - this really improves your ability to shoot on a straight line horizontally.

                  Highly recommend for someone doing studio work or Portraits!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  How did I live without this before?

                  By shuttermike

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Architectural photography
                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography

                    Comments about Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs:

                    I did not know you could change your focus screen until I read about it in an architectural photography book. I was constantly having to adjust my images in PhotoShop because they were slightly tilted. The focus screen has almost eliminated that problem by giving me a grid to line things up against.
                    The only con, is that is was a little difficult to install and you have to be very careful not to get dust on it or you will see it through the view finder.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    A must have!

                    By Dmac

                    from Santa Maria,Ca

                    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

                      Comments about Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs:

                      Landscape, architecture photography.Great for lining up horizons, and using the rule of thirds. I cannot find a thing wrong with this

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                      5.0

                      A must have focusing screen

                      By T. Wright

                      from Fort Worth, TX

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Architecture
                        • Landscape Photography

                        Comments about Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs:

                        I bought the focusing screen to help line up horizon lines and architectural features. It was easy to install, took about 10 minutes from reading the instruction sheet to actual installation. The included tweezers make the job a lot easier.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By Bill

                        from Myrtle Beach, SC

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs:

                          This screen helpss with the rule of thirds rule. It also helps to keep horizing streight. Easy to install. I'm glad I got it.

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                          5.0

                          Like the grid Type L screen for composin

                          By steve

                          from Rockford, IL

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography

                            Comments about Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs:

                            Prefer the type "L" focusing screen. Easy to change.

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                            5.0

                            Works as advertised. Easy to install

                            By Lloyd

                            from New Jersey

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Functional

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Composing shots
                              • Keeping lines straight

                              Comments about Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs:

                              This lined grid screen is very useful in getting the horizon straight and lining things up as well as composing shots. Installation was a breeze as well. No complaints just remember to change the focus screen type on your A900 or it won't meter properly.

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                              5.0

                              Nice

                              By Roy

                              from Corpus Christi, Tx

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Type L Gridded Focusing Screen for Sony a850 and a900 DSLRs:

                              Helps me compose and keep my horizon level. And doesn't interfere with the AF or, when necessary, most MF situations.

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