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04-07-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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Focussing screen!

Im thinking about buying a focussing screen for my K200D, cause Ive many manual focus lenses. Ive seen some from Katz eye and tried it on a friends K-5, but these are pretty expensive. Now Ive seen some at this site...Focusing Screen
These look quiet nice and not so expensive. Are these screens something to put my money on? Have any of you here at PF tried it? Pros and cons?

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I own a Katz Eye ($$), but would use Focusingscreen.com over jinfinance and the other eBay merchants. I believe there are several users on this site who have the focusingscreen.com product and like what they bought.


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Please see:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/180205-what-absolu...al-lenses.html

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5-forum/142241-best-screen-ever-...anon-ee-s.html

I have the S-type screen as prepared for Pentax by focusingscreen.com and am very happy with it.
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For what Canon camera model is the Canon ee-S made for? and do the focusingscreen.com site make the fitting for my K200D or did you do it yourself? Is this focus screen have a splitscreen and microprism i the middle or is it just plane? Im used to have a split and a micro in the middle as my fathers old cameras that I use have those kind in the screen. Isn't it hard to focus with nothing to assist you?

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QuoteOriginally posted by AndersPS Quote
For what Canon camera model is the Canon ee-S made for? and do the focusingscreen.com site make the fitting for my K200D or did you do it yourself? Is this focus screen have a splitscreen and microprism i the middle or is it just plane? Im used to have a split and a micro in the middle as my fathers old cameras that I use have those kind in the screen. Isn't it hard to focus with nothing to assist you?
I don't know what Canon model(s) the ee-S is for. focusingscreen.com does the fitting; you get a complete kit with tools and shims. No splitscreen or microprism. The last page in the second link I gave above has photos of what it looks like through the VF with the S-type screen installed. It's been a long time since I've used a split screen or microprism and I'm used to not having them, as in the Pentax stock screen. Focusing might be a little bit more challenging without them, but I find it to be quite reliable with the S-type screen, and for composition I prefer not having the split screen/microprism collar.
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QuoteOriginally posted by AndersPS Quote
Im thinking about buying a focussing screen for my K200D, cause Ive many manual focus lenses. Ive seen some from Katz eye and tried it on a friends K-5, but these are pretty expensive. Now Ive seen some at this site...Focusing Screen
These look quiet nice and not so expensive. Are these screens something to put my money on? Have any of you here at PF tried it? Pros and cons?
What is the best screen depends on the lenses you are using.

The S-type is for bright lenses, f2.8 and better, and still works ok with f4. With slower lenses the viewfinder gets very dark.

The microprisms in the centre of the A-type screens are useful with f4, and with f5.6 you have to centre your eye in the viewfinder very well to be able to use it. With f8 it is unusable. The rest of the screen is better for focussing then the stock screen at any aperture. I am using it with my DA300/4 with 1.5x and 2x TCs.

I bought the A-type for my K10, and the S-type for the K5, and now I have managed to install the A-type (K10 size) in the K5, an it is better for the lenses I use.

Cheers - Klaus
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Here is a thread on the S type screen I installed in my K-r. I also attempted to make a video of the unboxing and installation as well as a comparison with the old screen especially at smaller apertures. Hope this helps.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-r-forum/178682-s-type-screen-focusingscreen-com-unboxing-installation-review.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
I don't know what Canon model(s) the ee-S is for. focusingscreen.com does the fitting; you get a complete kit with tools and shims. No splitscreen or microprism. The last page in the second link I gave above has photos of what it looks like through the VF with the S-type screen installed. It's been a long time since I've used a split screen or microprism and I'm used to not having them, as in the Pentax stock screen. Focusing might be a little bit more challenging without them, but I find it to be quite reliable with the S-type screen, and for composition I prefer not having the split screen/microprism collar.
The ee-S is made for Canon 5D MKI - I have it installed in my 5D and love it.

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