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Viewfinder claustrophobia

gbowen

Canton, US
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gbowen Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Mar 2011
Fri 23-Dec-11 01:45 AM | edited Fri 23-Dec-11 01:46 AM by gbowen

I am sitting here playing with my D7000, and an old FG, comparing viewfinders. The D7K's seems tiny compared to the FG, almost claustrophobic. I know it's the DX sensor and all, but boy do I wish I could replace the D7K's with the FG's! I can see so much better with the FG viewfinder. This has led me to wonder why Nikon hasn't built an FX camera with a DX pricetag. The D700 is ridiculously priced beyond my means and it's the cheapest FX. Forget the rest.

So, I would love to see a compromise. Something I can afford, yet offers FX, which can mount and meter with older AI lenses. A nice, bright contrasty viewfinder. Another gripe I have with DX is wideangle lenses. DX is super with telephoto, giving you a nice cropped image. But wideangle field of view stinks. In order to get the angle of coverage needed for landscapes and such, one must look for lenses in the 10-16mm range, which can be as expensive as a good telephoto.

So, how about it Nikon? I dare you to build a camera like I have described. I double dare ya!

George

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