This picture shows the viewfinder of a D700 with grids and the focus points. But what do the other lines around the center mean? How do they help me? I would like to have a line (or lines) showing me the one third/two thirds proportions or the golden ratio. Anyone more informed than me?
The grid lines show as long as you have not selected the DX mode. Page 10 of the manual shows the 12 mm center weighting reference circle, the grid guides and the AF area. The Grid lines are at quarter points so they don't correspond to the Golden Rule, nor do they define the DX area which is a separate setting which would turn the guides off. Thom Hogen says there is one advantage that if you imagine a line between the edge and the first vertical gride line both left and right that corresponds to an 8x10 image. Having the grids on, which I normally do also draws power as they are an LCD overlay.
Bob So is my post above incorrect? If so I withdraw it. Can you also explain 'if you imagine a line between the edge and the first vertical gride line both left and right that corresponds to an 8x10 image' please? I just can't envision that.
Hedley Originally from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales -- now in Arkansas
Tue 28-Apr-09 04:40 AM | edited Tue 28-Apr-09 04:51 AM by robsb
See page 59. While the DX frame will surround the AF sensor area, what you see in the non DX mode is technically called the AF area.If you were talking about the frame from the guide lines they do look like they cover the same area you see in the DX crop mode. I'll try the 8x10 explanation again. If you look at the image at the top of this post you see a view finder frame and vertical guide lines at 1/4 points. So imagine a line that runs vertically between the edge of the frame and the first 1/4 vertical line and the same on the other side. The area bounded by these two imanginary vertical lines and the top and bottom of the frame covers an 8x10 crop.