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Is the 95% viewfinder issue a storm in a tea cup?

Jaws

Columbia, US
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"RE: Is the 95% viewfinder issue a storm in a tea cup?"

Jaws Registered since 08th Aug 2004
Wed 23-Jul-08 04:04 PM

>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.
>


This post above is a great reply.

Although I prefer a 100% viewfinder, I've always had less than 100% prior to getting the D300, and with the exception of a few instances I didn't have any problems.

I got to play around with a D700 for a few minutes last week when a Nikon rep brought a few of them to a local camera store near me to demo, and I shot some images and looked at the LCD screen to see how much more was in the image from what I saw in the viewfinder. It looked like only a little extra got in the image.

A topic tagged as a poll/survey Is the 95% viewfinder issue a storm in a tea cup? [View all] , Noel Holland Platinum Member Winner in the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest , Fri 18-Jul-08 07:12 AM
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