I have had a Canon 6D for years but never thought of buying this essential accessory until now. This is why you should read the manual when you buy a camera!

So what is the piece of kit I’m talking about?

It is the Canon Camera Focusing Screen Eg-d – Type D ( Matte With Grid ) For The Eos 5d Mk Ii, (yes apparently it fits on the Canon 6D as well).

I used to have e grid focussing screen on my Canon 5D, but did not know I could get one for the Canon 6D. Apparently it does not give rule of thirds grid lines, but I can live with that – I want horizontal and vertical lines that will help with my composition. 

I was browsing Amzon with no particular thing in mind when I came across this thing that I just ordered. 

I am going to fit this over the weekend and will report further. My one concern is that when I use Live View on my Canon 6D it gives me the grid view that I want, and as I use Live View a lot with this ace attachment that I fits over the LCD screen in my Canon 6D which I bought from Amazon.

What will this new screen give me in Live VIew? I know that there is a custom change for this screen, which thinking about it is where I came across this screen, not Amazon browsing. 

Which does bring me onto an important point which I would like to share with you all. When you buy a new camera/ phone/ device there is one thing you really should do.


Sorry to shout but why do we buy stuff costing, lets be honest, a lot of money, without learning about everything these wonderful bits of kit can do. 

Buy something, Read the manual. And then you know what that thing can actually do.

Rick McEvoy Photography

Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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