When I look through the viewfinder of the D800, I can look down and see below the shooting data the top of the image upside down. Never having seen it before, I thought it was a problem. The camera is otherwise fine. So I was ready to send it for service. Just for fun I looked at my D700 and yikes again. There it is. Someone please confirm that I'm just unobservant and they have always been that way.
Thu 28-Jun-12 01:55 AM | edited Thu 28-Jun-12 01:56 AM by DigitalDarrell
Yep! Mine is the same way. You are just looking through the prism at an odd angle.
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Thanks for the confirmation, DD. I'm just surprised I never saw it before. 10s of thousands of images and I never accidentally looked thought the viewfinder at that angle. Wow. Get back to work and finish that book! Preorder in.
I'm just guessing here (I've not looked down at that angle on my VF), but prisms are usually not cut to a razor edge since they are more likely to chip, but each sharp edge is "chamfered" (for lack of a better word in glass parlance), and I think you are seeing the reflection from that surface.