Hello, I'm coming into the D800 fold. My 1st full-frame DSLR! So excited!

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huyzer
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Re: 0.7x vs. 0.75x
In reply to RedFox88, 7 months ago

RedFox88 wrote:

huyzer wrote:

Hi,

In a few days, I will have a D800! Oh my, I'm so excited. I have an S5 Pro by Fujifilm, and I love that camera's highlight sensor. But looking through a 1.5x crop factor camera has that tunnel vision of a view, I can't wait to have a 100% full-frame viewfinder like my old Nikon F5.

It is similar, but the OVF is not as big as your f5. The d800 has a 0.7x OVF magnification rating while the f5 had a 0.75x. 35mm OVF's have gotten smaller over the years.

Hi again, RedFox88,

I looked through my F5, and then used the same lens to look through the D800.  I can't tell the difference.  It feel like such a small difference, and I even think/feel that the D800 feels bigger.  Numbers won't lie, but that's just how it looks at the moment, for some reason.  But thanks for the numbers.

Take care,
Huy

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