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CanonPrecision Matte Grid Lines Ef-D Interchangeable Focusing Screen
 
4.8

(based on 164 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (136)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (130)
  • Improves function (93)
  • Lightweight (47)
  • Improves product function (38)
  • Durable (32)

Cons

  • None I can think of (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (84)
  • Travel (84)
  • Macro photography (62)
  • Everyday (51)
  • Action shots (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (56), Enthusiast (33), Semi-pro photographer (31), Semi-professional (15), Professional (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (56)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Should be default 40D focusing screen!

The usefulness of the grid lines on this focusing screen grows on me as I use it. This should really be the default focusing screen that Canon installs on every 40D since it is...Read complete review

The usefulness of the grid lines on this focusing screen grows on me as I use it. This should really be the default focusing screen that Canon installs on every 40D since it is quite easy to ignore the grid lines within the viewfinder if you do not care to use them for reference. Note that the grid lines do not divide the viewfinder image exactly into thirds, if you were expecting some "rule of thirds" composition aid here. The installation instructions are fairly clear; I switched the focusing screen in just a couple of minutes. After screen installation, remember to set the 40D to use the "Ef-D" Focusing Screen option: (1) From the Menu, go to the Custom Function Set IV (Fn IV : Operation/Others); (2) Select and set the (1 : Ef-D) option. One thing that is not mentioned in the installation instructions is that the Canon-Europe Web site actually has a nice video how-to that describes how to replace the focusing screen[@]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

EF-D Focusing Screen

I take a lot of landscape pictures and the screen helps me keep the horizon level. It also helps withe the rule of thrids. It is imposable to change the focusing screen without getting...Read complete review

I take a lot of landscape pictures and the screen helps me keep the horizon level. It also helps withe the rule of thrids. It is imposable to change the focusing screen without getting some contamination on the screen, dust fibers and etc. The tool provided doesn't hold the tab on the screen with enough force to prevent dropping the screen. So, be careful.[...]

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5.0

Wish it was standard

By Jerry

from Gresham, OR

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Improves Function

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use
    • Macro Photography

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

    This is a great focus screen. The grid lines are not obtrusive and help keep your shot level. I really wish this screen was standard issue.

    Very easy to install by following simple directions.

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    5.0

    Love the grid

    By Bob S

    from Mesa, AZ

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Improves Function

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Action Shots
      • Everyday Use
      • Traveling
      • Wildlife

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

      Bought as replacement when orginal screen got dirty. Glad I selected the grid. Really helps with composing through view finder and keeping shot level. Didn't have any problem seeing grid even when shooting into the sun during African safari. Nice little addition and easy to install.

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      5.0

      Easy to install

      By Paula K

      from Orlando, FL

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Improves Function

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use
        • Macro Photography

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

        Instructions for change out focusing screen was fairly straightforward, just follow the pictures. Had no problem, just be careful.

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        5.0

        Good screen for framing

        By Wayne

        from Georgia

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

        I do a lot of architectural photography, and this screen helps me keep my camera straight and avoid having to do it in post. Every camera should come with a screen like this.

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        5.0

        Great for fast, easy composition.

        By Matt

        from Bangor, ME

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Improves Function

        Cons

        • Fragile

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use
        • Landscapes
        • Portraiture

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

        I am primarily a portrait photographer, but also do long exposure nighttime landscapes. My EOS 60D is my primary body, so I wanted a focus screen that was partitioned more conveniently for quick framing.
        Whether you are photographing a person and want to set up your shot, or just want to make sure a distant horizon is level with the camera, the EF-D focus screen is a great way to go. There isn't really any reason I can see to go back to using the EF-A type that comes installed with the 60D. It makes it much easier for hobbyists who aren't necessarily as experience to know where your AF points fall within your shot. All in all, I am very happy with my purchase.
        NOTE: Be careful when installing. Read your instructions and use the included tool. It is a very easy install if done right, and easy to ruin the focus screen if done incorrectly.

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        5.0

        Much much Bette than the ef-a focuscreen

        By Budz71

        from California

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        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Improves Function

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use
          • Traveling
          • Wildlife

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

          Excellent product , very easy to install.

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          4.0

          Should be the default focusing screen

          By Charley

          from Full time RVer.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Improves Function

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Landscape

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

          It does what it is supposed to do well, should probably be the default screen. Install is simply and yet not intuitive even with the video.
          Now I'm curious about the other focus screen (for close up).

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          5.0

          Great value

          By Tom M

          from Pennington NJ

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          Pros

          • Easy Install
          • Easy to Use
          • Improves Function

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use
            • Traveling
            • Wildlife

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

            Helps to line up Picture in viewfinder

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            • No

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            5.0

            Why didn't I buy this sooner?

            By Steve

            from Smithfield, VA

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            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Improves Function

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

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

              I use this in my Macro photography set-up and I am thoroughly pleased with the item. Installation was a breeze and quality was the Canon standard.

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              5.0

              EF-D Focusing Screen for EOS 40D & 50D S

              By Fito

              from Guatemala, Central America

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                High Quality products are found here in B&H; very professional advice from professional people and very confident when you purchase from long distance like me! I love B&H God Bless all who work there. Thank you!

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                5.0

                EF-D focusing screen

                By Geno

                from north texas

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                Pros

                • Improves Function

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use
                  • Traveling

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

                  Very pleased with this product. Easy to install

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                  5.0

                  Great for the "horizontally challenged"

                  By SS

                  from Garland, Tx

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                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Great Framing Aid

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Architecture
                    • Indoor
                    • Landscape

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

                    Great add-on. Easy to install. Really helps keep your picture level and square.

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                    5.0

                    Great addition to my camera!

                    By Pelle

                    from Miami, FL

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                    Pros

                    • Improves Function

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Architecture

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

                      Why doesn't Canon ship this as standard with their cameras? Once you tried it, you will never go back to the standard Focusing screen. It is perfect to line up buildings and horizons. It was a snap to change the focusing screen with the supplied tool.
                      You have to try this. I promise: you will never change back to the original!

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                      4.0

                      great addition

                      By charles leon

                      from san diego, ca

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                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Improves Function

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Architecture
                        • Everyday Use
                        • Landscapes

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

                        i feel the camera should have this already installed. the grid lines arent too noticable, but enough so you can align objects easily. the lines are certainly helpful, especially for horizons, being the main reason i bought this.
                        installing it was a breeze, took a minute or two. though i was a bit nervous.

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                        5.0

                        Great

                        By Dan

                        from Ottawa

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Traveling

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

                          The product was received in good condition and well packaged.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent choice!

                          By Jb

                          from California

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                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Improves Function

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday Use

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

                            As others have pointed out, this should be the default focusing screen.

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                            5.0

                            Great upgrade for 60D !

                            By Digital-NeXiUs

                            from Quebec, Canada

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                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Improves Function

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday Use
                              • Traveling

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

                              Great for landscape photography and composition, but also helps with every other kind of shot. I will never go back to the original Focusing screen. The lines are really thin so I can't imagine why it bothers some people. I thought it was kind of expensive but now that I have it I can tell you that it's definetly worth it! It takes 2 minutes to swap focusing screens.

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                              4.0

                              It's ok

                              By RandyB

                              from Garden Valley, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Helps line things up
                              • Improves Function

                              Cons

                              • Doesn't help manual focus

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday Use
                              • Landscapescenery
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Studio

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

                              This went into a 60D. The installation was fairly easy following the directions.

                              The grid lines do help line things up. So for that it is useful. As some have said, it the camera should have come with this screen.

                              I had hoped that it would have more of a prism effect like the cameras before auto focus so manual focus would have been better than the stock screen. From things I had read I thought it might be. It's not.

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                              5.0

                              Best Screen you can have!

                              By Whitelilly

                              from Pensacola, FL

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  Helps to compose your pictures very easy. Good to have for both: pro & amature. Had a little trouble to figure out how to install. I tried to install with the mirror lock up and that was my mistake. Overall, it's a great focusing screen and I absolutely love it!

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                                  3.0

                                  Installs easily, but is it useful?

                                  By BigLew57

                                  from Charlottesville, VA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Crisp clear image
                                  • Easy to Install
                                  • Improves Function

                                  Cons

                                  • Gridlines are too fine

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday Use
                                  • Static images

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

                                  Until I started shooting aircraft photos, I never realized I had a problem with tilted images. Then I started to see it in all of my shots - I'm one of those people who can't sense level. So I needed this screen. Unfortunately, the lines are quite fine and the screen doesn't do the job nearly as easily as the grid on my Canon G10 LCD screen. The screen works best with easy to find straight lines, but the focusing gridlines can still be hard to discern. Nevertheless, better than the stock screen. I don't think photogs that have a good sense of level will see the value in this product, but I find it at least mildly useful in most circumstances and greatly useful in static aircraft photography. If the gridlines were easier to see (or better yet - lit) I'd give it 5 stars. I shoot Canon EOS 50D/L-series lenses/etc.

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