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Is the D5000 a EVF camera like the Panasonic G1

markscamera

Morristown, US
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markscamera Registered since 06th Aug 2006
Thu 23-Apr-09 10:20 PM

As stated above, is this a EVF camera, does it have a pentaprism? If it's EVF it may be possible to mount other lenses with adapters like you can with the G1. I was thinking about the G1 with FD adapter because the Canon Yahoo group members are raving about this combo since it gives them a digiital option with FD lenses and allows infinity focus too. I'm also a Canon FD shooter with lenses from 24-500, mostly primes and a few zooms.
Mark Stephan
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walkerr

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#1. "RE: Is the D5000 a EVF camera like the Panasonic G1" | In response to Reply # 0

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Thu 23-Apr-09 10:27 PM | edited Thu 23-Apr-09 10:29 PM by walkerr

It doesn't have an EVF - just a live preview via the LCD screen. Incidentally, you can't mount Canon FD lenses on a Nikon body and get infinity focus, at least not without image degrading optics in the middle. They were designed with a shorter film to lens mount distance in mind than Nikon uses.

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markscamera

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#2. "RE: Is the D5000 a EVF camera like the Panasonic G1" | In response to Reply # 1

markscamera Registered since 06th Aug 2006
Sat 25-Apr-09 06:10 PM

Rick, I was hoping it was more like the Panasonic G1 which does accept Canon FD lenses with an adapter and provides infinity focus. If I could use it with my FD lenses like the G1 I'd get one, otherwise I have no interest in it.
Mark Stephan
USN, retired

walkerr

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#3. "RE: Is the D5000 a EVF camera like the Panasonic G1" | In response to Reply # 2

walkerr Administrator Awarded for his con tributed articles published at the Resources Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in multiple areas Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Master Ribbon awarded as a member who has gone beyond technical knowledge to show mastery of the art and science of photography   Nikonian since 05th May 2002
Sat 25-Apr-09 08:00 PM

The G1 is a pretty cool little camera, and it will be interesting to see what develops over the next year with that format.

Rick Walker

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GeoVista Photography

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