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07-24-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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O-ME53 + EES Focusing Screen?

Does anyone have any experience with the O-ME53 Magnifying Loupe + EES Focusing Screen? Is it unacceptably dark? Impressions?

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No experience, but it's like going from an aperture of 2.8 to an aperture of 3.06 - not quite a third of a stop. It'd be tough to see a difference.
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I don't have the EE-S screen (yet), but I do have the O-ME5 eyepiece and it isn't much darker than bare stock. Probably because it doesn't provide all that much magnification.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tanzer Quote
I don't have the EE-S screen (yet), but I do have the O-ME5 eyepiece and it isn't much darker than bare stock. Probably because it doesn't provide all that much magnification.
Thanks...worth the 50 bux?

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Some people love them, I... have it on my camera but wouldn't purchase it again.
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I have both, but only have fast lenses (with the exception of a sigma 8-16 and the kit 18-55WR).
It's true that with slow (f/4.5-5.6) lenses, the viewfinder seems dark, but as it is way more defined than the stock screen (that quickly becomes grainy), I don't find this a problem, really.
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Thanks...worth the 50 bux?
Ouch. I bought it earlier this year from B&H and it was only 30 bucks at that time, now it is up to 50 bucks as you mention. I think it was worth 30, but not sure about 50, I guess that is subjective either way.

As some others have noted, it moves the eyecup back from the plane of the LCD, which improves the ergonomics somewhat.
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I have both, use them with my 400 f4 and 2.8 300. Works great, both together have helped me get focus and many more keepers.

If I put my 1.4 on my 400, getting about f5.6 560 I need good light for it to work.

For the fast short primes, it works very well.

I wear glasses and don't find any problems. The added magnification helps quite a bit with manual focus.

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I have both. The O-ME53 is on the K5 almost all the time (and has been on the K10). As I use mostly slower lenses (DA300+Kenko 1,4x TC; Tamron SP 2,5/90+1,4X TC), I normally use the Canon EE-A, and not the EE-S, as that is darkening too much the viewfinder. Maybe I give it another try.
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