Canon EOS 1v focusing screen question

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  1. michael_r

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    Can you change them yourself or does it have to be done by Canon?

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    The screens come with the removal tool/tweezers.
    Takes maybe 15 seconds.
     
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    Excellent news! Thanks for the quick reply, Bruce.
    Michael
     
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    Which one are you installing on your 1v?
     
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    I only manual focus, and don't use the meter in the camera, so I'd like to buy 2 screens:

    EC-B (standard split image with microprism collar)
    EC-D (matt with gridlines)
     
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    I put in the EEs (I think) which helps trmendously with manually focusing my fast glass. It just the super sensitive microprism one... Took me a few seconds to do, but a few days to work up the nerve!
     
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    Yep, I put one on my 5D (opps did I just cop to having a 5D :wink: )
    I think its an "S"

    I believe the standard af screens are optimized for lenses with max aperture of 2.8
     
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    What does "optimized" mean in this case? If I put and EC-B or EC-D in the EOS 1v to use with a 24mm TSE (f3.5) am I ok?
     
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    Michael,
    I believe the deal is all screens except the "s" can show dof for 2.8 and greater due to how coarse the ground glass/screen is.
    So a 3.5 T/S would be fine with all the screens.

    The reason they made the "S" line of screens was for faster than 2.8.
    It supposedly shows the smaller dof that say a 1.4 or f/2 lens is capable of.
     
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    I think Bruce is right. I got it for my adapted Rokkor lenses (50 1.2, etc...)
     
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    Ok thanks. Now if I can just find some screens for my Nikon F4...
     
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    Just a note, the S screens will darken your viewfinder image. You'll be fine with anything above f/5.6 but past that point you will have a very dim viewfinder.

    I'm using the stock screen in my 1V for the moment, (same with my 1D) but I have an EC-B screen available which tremendously helps manual focusing. I also have the grid screen you're referring to and aside from having the grid available I don't feel it does any better of a job with manual focusing over the stock screen.
     
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    Agree the EC-B is the one I'm really looking forward to for focusing. But I also like the one with the grid for some architectural work (even though it does nothing for focusing.