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D700; Only 95% view-finder coverage?

Noel Holland

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"RE: D700; Only 95% view-finder coverage?"

Noel Holland Platinum Member Winner in the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest Charter Member
Fri 04-Jul-08 11:23 AM

Cost = Unlikely
This is not the reason for reducing the size of the pentaprism. The saving would be miniscule compared to the cost of re-engineering the design and running a sperate component production line just for the D700. Better to use the D3's pentraprism than to have that extra hassle.

The dust removal system? = Unlikely
The dust removal system shouldn't impinge on the pentaprism.

But the prize for identifying the mostly probable reason goes to MarkF.

The pop-up flash is the only reason that makes sense as to why the viewfinder area had to be shaved to 95%. The extra space needed by the popup flash requires a slightly smaller pentaprism. It's not a problem for a DX camera due to the smaller image area they cover but on an FX camera the only other solution is to make a much larger finder housing and seemingly Nikon didn't like that alternative.

This is a hot, active topic! D700; Only 95% view-finder coverage? [View all] , greybard , Mon 30-Jun-08 10:46 PM
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