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Viewfinder - where are those 95%?

btbschwarz

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btbschwarz Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning a Nikonians Annual Photo Contest Registered since 20th Jan 2009
Wed 25-Feb-09 05:45 PM

Hello to the D700-Community,
while still getting acquainted with my almost brandnew D700 I noticed that unwanted objects, that I had tried to exclude, keep showing up in my images. Before buying the camera I had read the reviews and knew that the coverage of the Viewfinder was "only" 95%. But those additional 5% seemed ...
1)... not to be evenly distributed on all sides and ...
2)... felt like much more than 5%.
So I reread the manual and quickly found the explanation for (2).
OK, 95% horizontal + 95% vertikal means 90% coverage in total - understood and no problem.
To quantify (1) I took a closeup picture of a sheet of millimeter paper and compared the Viewfinder-coverage (indicated as black rectangele) to the picture-coverage.
The horizontal 5% (5,5% to be exact) are (roughly) distributed 2/3 to the left and 1/3 to the right side.
The vertical 5% (5,5%) are (roughly) distributed 2/3 to the top and 1/3 to the bottom.

Test repeated twice with different lenses - same result.

Now that I know this, it should be no big problem to compensate for this - and I'm no less happy with the camera. Even guns have to be tested and calibrated - right?

What I am curious about is, if anybody else made similar findings?
Or is it sample-specific, where the 5% show up?

Greetings
Bernhard




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