Not A Fan of Viewfinders. Am I crazy?

Started Jan 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
Franglais91 Contributing Member • Posts: 861
Composing on the viewing screen of a Hasselblad

Back in the days of film (ask your parents what film is) I used to love to compose landscapes on my Hasselblad with the camera on a tripod and the optical viewing hood folded back so that I just had the image on the viewing screen in the heart of the camera. It was about the same size as the LCD screen on the back of today's DSLR's. I could really see the structure of the composition and how the edges interacted with the rest of the image.

So it worked fine for static images that you could take time to compose. But for anything else - you just can't see enough detail on an image that size. A real viewfinder is the only way.

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