Viewfinder on DL vs. DS

Started Aug 3, 2005 | Discussions thread
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joroho Junior Member • Posts: 49
Viewfinder on DL vs. DS

OK, being a newbie to digital SLR photography, I did a 10-day trial of the DS a couple weeks ago and enjoyed it. Tonight I stopped at National Camera Exchange and bought a DL for $799. When reading through this forum for the differences between the two models, I've noticed a number of comments on the pentaprism (DS) vs. the pentamirror (DL) viewfinders. For a novice like me, would it really make that much of a difference? Same question with the fewer number of AF points (11 vs. 3).

Am I going to miss the lack of high-speed flash syncing if I don't even know what it is?

I really liked the larger LCD screen on the DL and the zoom feature when reviewing photos seemed to work much faster than on the DS (waiting...)

Is there a way to turn off the auto-ISO feature so I can manually override this?

I'm now tempted to return the DL and get a DS from Butterfly for $659.

Your insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

.joroho.

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