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02-13-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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Best Screen for manual focus ?

What is considered the best screen for the K5 for manual focus lenses ?
I used to use beatie screens but its been so long that Ive had a need to change focussing screens im a bit out of sorts here

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Canon EE-S screen. There is a dedicated thread to it here on PF

Focusscreen.com sells it pre-cut for K-5
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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
Canon EE-S screen. There is a dedicated thread to it here on PF

Focusscreen.com sells it pre-cut for K-5
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I bought an original and resized it
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How does it affect metering or alike and how much dimmer will slow lenses be?
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I haven't found metering has changed. It doesn't seem any darker.
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Metering is fine.

Don't buy it for a slow lens. For my 2.8 300 it is great, clear and tells me where focus is. My 300 4 is very good as well. It makes the 50 1.4 fantastic.

For a slower lens, if the light is bright, it works, but dark. It darkens differently from the stock screen. It goes evenly dark, where the stock screen goes blotchy.

I was out today and tried it with my 500mm f8 mirror. It was sunny, end of afternoon and snow. Beautiful day. I could see things with strong contrasts. It will work on a bright day, but in lower light no.

Although the stock screen isn't much better under those conditions.
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QuoteOriginally posted by derekkite Quote
Metering is fine.
Not in my experience. While it is fine with fast (<f2.8) lenses, with slow lenses viewfinder metering on my K-7 underexposes by anything up to a stop. Easily corrected with a constant f lens (if one remembers to tweak EV compensation when changing lens), more of a problem with variable f zooms, such as the kit 18-55. The screen does make focusing easier even with slow manual focus lenses though - on my 300mm f5.6 mirror I was struggling to hit perfect focus with the stock screen, this one makes it much easier.
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QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
Is that the "S Type" one: Focusing Screen ?
Yes, it is.
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