Off topic: about the viewfinder experience

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Off topic: about the viewfinder experience
In reply to Russell Evans, Apr 24, 2013

Russell Evans wrote:

viking79 wrote:

Russell Evans wrote:

Malcolm Haylock wrote:

I agree entirely. Looking through my LX I am drawn into the photo. It's just not the same on my APS-C. This is my No.1 reason for wanting a FF.

I look through my ZX-5n with FA 50mm 1.4 attached and then through my K-5 with the FA 35mm f2 attached and I wonder, ... what the hell you people are talking about? And yes the ZX-5n has a pentaprism.

http://snapsort.com/learn/viewfinder-size

Looking through a hole is looking through a hole and your brain will equalize any differences in the sizes. I admit it looks impressive on paper when seeing that way, but it means nothing when you hold the camera to your eye.

Larger view is nice.  I used a friends D70 once and that was absolutely awful compared to my Pentax of the time (K10d maybe).  Felt like I was looking through a tunnel.

Obviously, there is a point where it doesn't matter, or where a particular use might complain, but the larger viewfinder is definitely nice to me.  Pentax uses pretty decent viewfinders, and the D7000 has a pretty nice viewfinder too.

In my opinion, when it comes to viewfinders, bigger is better.

Eric

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