Split Screen, ...Why aren't alternative VF screens available in modern DSLRs?

Started Nov 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Theodoros Fotometria Senior Member • Posts: 2,090
Re: Split Screen, ...Why aren't alternative VF screens available in modern DSLRs?

Robin Casady wrote:

Theodoros Fotometria wrote:

Split screen absence in modern DSLRs is a mystery to many people..., it surely should be available as an alternative in modern DSLRs... IMO AF makes photographers more lazy ...and "more lazy" surely affects the result to an extend... I also believe that all auto functions of a camera should be designed as alternatives to the traditional "all controls to photographer" - now "ancient" way... but that's just me.

Yet, there is a provision for screens to be removed with the traditional "through the mount way" and nothing would have to be altered for users that don't miss it in modern Nikon DSLRs... so, no harm to them either, just a very useful alternative for traditional users.

Split screens affect metering.

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So what? ...An alternative is an alternative because the user wants ...alternative use! Nikon can make a note that it affects metering (just like a cigarette pack warning) on the box for the ignorant buyer to be warned!

By the way... split screen's affection to metering is insignificant to consider..., it's the usual microprism circle (another welcome alternative to some) around it that would really affect metering... the warning on the box could be... "use exposure compensation correction... blah, blah, blah"


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