Hello, I'm coming into the D800 fold. My 1st full-frame DSLR! So excited!

Started Sep 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP huyzer Senior Member • Posts: 2,904
Re: 0.7x vs. 0.75x

RedFox88 wrote:

huyzer wrote:


In a few days, I will have a D800! Oh my, I'm so excited. I have an S5 Pro by Fujifilm, and I love that camera's highlight sensor. But looking through a 1.5x crop factor camera has that tunnel vision of a view, I can't wait to have a 100% full-frame viewfinder like my old Nikon F5.

It is similar, but the OVF is not as big as your f5. The d800 has a 0.7x OVF magnification rating while the f5 had a 0.75x. 35mm OVF's have gotten smaller over the years.

Hi again, RedFox88,

I looked through my F5, and then used the same lens to look through the D800.  I can't tell the difference.  It feel like such a small difference, and I even think/feel that the D800 feels bigger.  Numbers won't lie, but that's just how it looks at the moment, for some reason.  But thanks for the numbers.

Take care,

 huyzer's gear list:huyzer's gear list
Nikon D800 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM +1 more
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