Focusing prisms missing on DSLR?

Started Aug 22, 2007 | Discussions thread
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JoaCHIP
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Focusing prisms missing on DSLR?
Aug 22, 2007

First, I'm aware of the Katz eye mod, and my next DSLR camera is most likely getting that upgrade.

But what's up with this? Why is the focusing prism / split screen missing on every single Nikon/Fuji/Canon DSLR i've been trying? Are we supposed to believe that auto-focus can do everything? (That would be pretty damn optimistic.) Or is there some kind of voodoo curse on this?

This missing feature is made even more critical, when you think about how ridiculously small the viewfinder is in DSLR cameras that do not have a full-size sensor (which most don't.) This makes me go "ARGH!" everytime i try to do manual focus.

Even the pro-sumer grade cameras like the Fuji S3pro and Nikon 200D have these tiny viewfinders and missing prism, and there's no option to buy a more expensive model that includes this. I don't get it!@?!

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