Rebel T2i vs. EOS 6D - optical viewfinder comparison

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djourisman
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Rebel T2i vs. EOS 6D - optical viewfinder comparison
Feb 23, 2013

I currently have a Rebel T2i with which I am very happy. I am intrigued, however, by the new EOS 6D with full frame sensor. However, I am concerned by one aspect of the 6D - the optical viewfinder.

The T2i viewfinder has an 0.87x magnification, while the 6D has an 0.71x magnification.

Does anyone have any experience with the 6D viewfinder? Is the view noticeably smaller than the T2i? Any comments or explanations would be greatly appreciated.

Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / EOS Kiss X4) Canon EOS 6D
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Pentaprism VF is awesome
In reply to djourisman, Feb 23, 2013

Try it once and you never want to come back.

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Yes, full frame viewfinders are great. The magnification of the viewfinder for a crop frame camera must be handicapped by dividing by the crop factor.

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In reply to djourisman, Feb 23, 2013

djourisman wrote:

The T2i viewfinder has an 0.87x magnification, while the 6D has an 0.71x magnification.

Does anyone have any experience with the 6D viewfinder? Is the view noticeably smaller than the T2i? Any comments or explanations would be greatly appreciated.

Canon 6D = 0.71x divides by FF (1.0) = 0.71 viewfinder size

Canon T2i = 0.87x divides by APSC (1.6) = 0.54 viewfinder size

Nikon D3200 = 0.80x divides by APSC (1.5) = 0.53 viewfinder size

Remember your crop factor is very important.  That is why a lower Nikon D3200 viewfinder seem so big even when the spec only indicates its  0.80x

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Re: Rebel T2i vs. EOS 6D - optical viewfinder comparison
In reply to djourisman, Feb 24, 2013

Full frame viewfinders are fantastic.  The 6D's is also pentaprism versus the pentamirror on the T2i and will be brighter.

If you tried one immediately after the other you'd notice a major difference.

Dave

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In reply to 007peter, Feb 24, 2013

007peter wrote:

djourisman wrote:

The T2i viewfinder has an 0.87x magnification, while the 6D has an 0.71x magnification.

Does anyone have any experience with the 6D viewfinder? Is the view noticeably smaller than the T2i? Any comments or explanations would be greatly appreciated.

Canon 6D = 0.71x divides by FF (1.0) = 0.71 viewfinder size

Canon T2i = 0.87x divides by APSC (1.6) = 0.54 viewfinder size

Nikon D3200 = 0.80x divides by APSC (1.5) = 0.53 viewfinder size

Remember your crop factor is very important. That is why a lower Nikon D3200 viewfinder seem so big even when the spec only indicates its 0.80x

Very close Peter.  Here is a convenient table with all of the relative size comparisons:  http://www.neocamera.com/article/viewfinder_sizes

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Thanks Yogi.  Bookmarked.

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In reply to 007peter, Feb 24, 2013

007peter wrote:

ably smaller than the T2i? Any comments or explanations would be greatly appreciated.

Canon 6D = 0.71x divides by FF (1.0) = 0.71 viewfinder size

Canon T2i = 0.87x divides by APSC (1.6) = 0.54 viewfinder size

Nikon D3200 = 0.80x divides by APSC (1.5) = 0.53 viewfinder size

Remember your crop factor is very important. That is why a lower Nikon D3200 viewfinder seem so big even when the spec only indicates its 0.80x

Correct.  It is camera maker's fault for using a 50mm lens no matter which SLR instead of using a 50mm FOV since aps-c and 35mm are different imaging formats.

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In reply to Y0GI, Feb 24, 2013

Yogi, you have quite the arsenal of camera info at your disposal. Thanks for sharing this one.

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