View Full Version : Interchangeable focusing screens for the 5D

Michael A. Landré
July 21st, 2006, 12:03 AM
Good Morning !

Have any of you replaced the standard focusing screen on the 5D with an interchangeable focusing screen?

If so, with which one and why?

Where do you see the benefit of using one or the other of the interchangeable ones
as your standard screen (Landscape, Macro, Travel)?

The SpeedGraphic Catalog (UK) lists 4 ED screens and 3 EE screens for the 5D.

I'm thinking of getting either the ED-D Matte + Grid or the EE-D or the EE-S.

Can anyone advice me as to which one? Should I get both the EE-D and the EE-S and test them myself?

Thank you in advance for your advice.

July 21st, 2006, 05:53 AM
Yes. I've put the Ee-D in my 5D.

Now my horizons are more horizontal :)

Asher Kelman
July 21st, 2006, 08:23 AM
I have a Brightscreen focusing screen with a diagonal split center surrounded by a matt surface (which clears on focus) and lateral lines for framing 8x10 image format.


The style is like screens 4 and 5 but with an oblique split screen.

I like the screen but have no way of comparing it with anyother screen as I ordered the camera from Brightscreen with it fitted.

I focus wide open my manual lenses then stop down.


Michael A. Landré
July 21st, 2006, 08:38 AM
Thank you trb.

Thank you Asher.

Asher Kelman
July 21st, 2006, 10:59 AM
If anyone has done a camparison of various focusing screeens, links and/summaries would be appreciated.


Andy Radin
August 2nd, 2006, 05:11 PM

Asher Kelman
August 2nd, 2006, 11:01 PM

I like your graph! Do you have access to a Brightscreen screen to do the same test?


Andy Radin
August 3rd, 2006, 03:59 PM
sorry, no.

Asher Kelman
August 10th, 2006, 01:29 PM
If I sent you the screen, could you test it out?


Diane Fields
August 10th, 2006, 03:12 PM
I replaced mine with the Ee-D screen. My primary reason was because I've added a TS-E lens--but I find it useful for all shots.


Jan Luursema
August 10th, 2006, 03:26 PM
This might be a bit offtopic, but I have a question: how easy/ difficult is it to focus manually on offcenter subjects with the various focusing screens available?

Andy Radin
August 10th, 2006, 04:53 PM
If I sent you the screen, could you test it out?


Absolutely, I'd be happy to. In fact I was thinking of re-doing it anyway with a better test method...