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12-02-2012, 10:43 AM   #541
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QuoteOriginally posted by G_Money Quote
I think you'll find most of the people here replaced the stock shim with the supplied dark coloured shim.
QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
+1 on that. The screens are different thicknesses, so the only case in which you wouldn't have to change it is if your stock shim is already causing your stock screen to be misaligned in the first place...
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The S-type from focusingscreens.com is really great with my K-5.
The combination with a Samyang 85mm f1.4 is awesome, i can now make tack sharp images and focusing is very easy.
I would recommend it to everyone who does manual focusing with f1.4 lenses!
Well, thanks guys!

So I'll go ahead a see what happens.

I also got me one of those "Rocket Blower" (Giotto's) to clean the focusing screen on my K5, and was sure this would come handy after installing the ee-S screen on the K7 but what happened is: caused MORE little dark specs of "some nature" to appear on the K5 screen on top of those alerady there!
Looks like the inside of the blower had some very small material specs which got blown onto the screeen !
It is not affecting the images though, so I guess I will just leave the dirt spots there.
I did go through the thread(s) on cleaning a focusing screen but there are at least 10 different methods found in there ... very hard to decide what to do.
Here's the thread I finally settled on: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-film-slr-discussion/178636-clean-focusing-screen.html but again, loads of different ways to do the cleaning.

Cheers!

JP


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12-04-2012, 10:34 PM   #542
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My ee-s is great but a I would like a split image disc on it too.
Am I correct in assuming they are all cut down from ff originals ?
the disc will be too big like when sizing down say an ME screen ?
Pete
Guys, any clues on if the disc is the same as FF or is it smaller ?
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12-20-2012, 04:10 PM   #543
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I seldom do manual focus but i do missed the focus with auto focus. Does the focus screen help?
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I seldom do manual focus but i do missed the focus with auto focus. Does the focus screen help?
It would help you see what's in focus, but would do nothing to help (or hinder) your AF. AF and the focusing screen are not functionally integrated.

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Thanks dl! I suppose the focus screen only work on centre spot focus?
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Thanks dl! I suppose the focus screen only work on centre spot focus?
Well, the Canon EE-S screen that this thread is about would help you to see focus over the entire viewfinder. A split-screen type would help more in the center than elsewhere. Though, as most would tell you, the EE-S is better, even in the center, than a split-screen. I've had both kinds and prefer the EE-S hands down.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DogLover Quote
Well, the Canon EE-S screen that this thread is about would help you to see focus over the entire viewfinder. A split-screen type would help more in the center than elsewhere. Though, as most would tell you, the EE-S is better, even in the center, than a split-screen. I've had both kinds and prefer the EE-S hands down.
I agree with DogLover as I used to have the split screen and now own the S-type. AF is so much easier to use.
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I don't do manual focus. Does it make sense to install one for af lenses like 16-50 and 18-135?

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I don't do manual focus. Does it make sense to install one for af lenses like 16-50 and 18-135?
If you simply just point and shoot with the autofocus I would say no. Though I don't see why a person never would use any kind of manual focus. You know that you can manual focus with the AF lenses too? Just asking to be sure.
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So you never use the focus ring?
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I don't do manual focus. Does it make sense to install one for af lenses like 16-50 and 18-135?
Not necessary if you don't use with manual lenses.

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I don't do manual focus. Does it make sense to install one for af lenses like 16-50 and 18-135?
The EE-S screen is good for fast lenses (f/1.4-f/2) only... From f/2.8 on, there is no real benefit to it, except that it gets less grainy in low-light (but it's slightly darker with f/3.5-5.6 lenses, so...).

Taking into account that you have no fast lenses:
- If you are more into architectural subjects, then a split would be better.
- If you are into portraits, well, a split is not that easy to use on facial features anyway, so I'd say that it's a tie between a split, an EE-S and the stock screen...
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I think there's some benefit even with an f/2.8 lens -- from my testing, the stock screen gives a DOF similar to f/3.5 or so.
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