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Fort Worth/Dallas, US
"RE: Is the 95% viewfinder issue a storm in a tea cup?"
For those who want a safety buffer, a 95% viewfinder is a blessing.For those who want precise framing, a 95% viewfinder is a curse.For me, it depends on what I am shooting.Some of my cameras have a 100% viewfinder; some have less than 100%; and some have more than 100%. For architectural work, macro work, copy stand work, and shooting slides, I prefer the 100% viewfinder for critical framing.When I have neither the time nor the opportunity for postproduction cropping to remove something undesirable from the edges of the image, I prefer a 100% viewfinder.For street candids, I prefer viewfinders with more than 100% so that I can see the action that is happening outside of the frame.For most other work, it makes little difference.Yes, I would have preferred a 100% viewfinder in the D700; however, its absence is not a critical issue.