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Installing the Haoda Manual Focus Screen

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Fri, 08 Sep 2006 03:05:44 -0700

What do you mean, doemnico?

Chieh Cheng
Fri, 08 Sep 2006 10:16:53 -0700

Good article.
If you VERY carfully look at the 'shim' and original focussing screen you will see that the 'shim' isn't a shim at all. A shim is to pack or space something. The function of this piece of metal is to accurately locate the focussing screen. The original screen fits into it which is why I've concluded this. Third party screens do not always make use of theis location facility so alignment with centre spot appears at best haphazard.
Regards David

David Newton
Sat, 20 Jan 2007 08:22:10 -0800

Well as I've heard, the "shim" is apparently available as a part in various thicknesses by Canon so I don't see why it wouldn't be made to compensate for any variation between focusing on EOS bodies. Do you thing the shim is purely for fit or do you think it affects focusing calibration? (at least what you see through the viewfinder?)

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 16:53:36 -0700

Can't get focusing to work correctly neither with nor without the shim. Anyone any idea how the camera's focus can be adjusted?

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:39:04 -0700

Good article.
Changed the focusing screen on my 400D/xti today.

The Haoda screen and the original Canon screen looked pretty exact the same in shape (tabs and so).
Behind the Canon screen there was two (2) shims! I removed only one of the shims. Put the Haoda screen in and the metal bracket on top. Finish!
I could hardly believe it, the operation was very quick and easy.

I used only equipment enclosed in the box from Haoda, a plastic toothpick like thing to poke loose the metal bracket and the tweezer to lift out the bracket.
The tweezer was also used to lift in the screen (glossy side out) and the bracket. No hands (fingers) on.

Included in the box was also two finger condoms and two plastic sheets shaped like the screen.

I like the result. It is definitely easier to focus manually.

Thank you

Jan O

Jan O
Sat, 21 Jul 2007 11:00:40 +0000

I cannot see most of the pictures. Is the piece available as a pdf for downloading?

ANd of course changing the screen menas you no longer have the AF points in the lens? Correct? I always use centre point any way so it's not going to be a problem.

Odille Esmonde-Morgan
Wed, 05 Mar 2008 17:25:03 +0000

The Coral Content Deliver Network may have been down. Try reloading the page again and wait a little bit. As of right now, I can see all the photos.

Yes, you will lose the AF points. I also use the center for my auto-focus.

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 05 Mar 2008 18:40:47 +0000


Mr Haoda is selling for a VERY HIGH price stuff we can found on Ebay / HK dealers...

For example, he is selling a 80 USD M42 -> Canon EOS with confirm chip that everybody can find at 25 USD on Ebay

Strange business...

former haoda customer
Sat, 31 May 2008 07:23:21 +0000

I got mine a few months ago. The screen is a nice product. Installation was a breeze with the plastic pick and the tweezers. My only problem is that focus is not 100% aligned. The sharpest focus is when the image is almost aligned. It was bad at first but now I have gotten used to it That I can take sharp pictures. over all I reccomend the screen.

John Storm
Fri, 03 Oct 2008 14:13:54 +0000

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