Sorry guys, but it's probably not a glass prism

Started Sep 5, 2007 | Discussions thread
mezman Contributing Member • Posts: 963
Re: Sorry guys, but it's probably not a glass prism

Two Truths wrote:

mezman wrote:

I'm pretty sure it's a pentaprism. However I was a little
disappointed to see it's still only a .9x magnification and 94%
coverage. On an APS-C camera, that still adds up to a relatively
small viewfinder. Especially in light of the D300's 100% view at
.94x magnification.

The D300 costs over two-fifths more than the Alpha-700!

The nearest competitor to the Alpha-700 is the Canon 40D...
That is 0.95x with 95% magnification.

However; the 40D is 1.6x crop rather than 1.5x crop. That gives you
approximately the equivalent of 0.89x, which is smaller than the
Alpha-700.

True, no doubt about it the D300 costs more then the A700. But I was hoping for a little better viewfinder. That's been one of my biggest complaints with my move to digital is how tiny the viewfinders are, making manual focusing nearly impossible.

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