Viewfinder D40/D50 Surprise

Started Jan 14, 2007 | Discussions
exp1orer
exp1orer Senior Member • Posts: 2,813
i agree 100% with the OP

....i was also surprised to see for myself that the d40 VF is much larger than d50 or even the pentax K100/K110. don't based it on numbers shown here....see it for yourself to believe...d40's VF is just a little smaller than K10D VF. believe me...i don't own both but i've compared both last week when i was in a camera shop.

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exp1orer
exp1orer Senior Member • Posts: 2,813
and you got it wrong...it's 5%, not 0.05% (n/t)

Sarajean wrote:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond40/page4.asp

Brighter maybe - but thats about it.

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Patco Forum Pro • Posts: 13,885
Re: and you got it wrong...it's 5%, not 0.05% (n/t)

exp1orer wrote:

Sarajean wrote:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond40/page4.asp

Brighter maybe - but thats about it.

Simple math... 0.8 is 0.05 more than 0.75.

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Patco
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exp1orer
exp1orer Senior Member • Posts: 2,813
...and you got it wrong too...

...do you know how to convert 0.05x magnification to percent (%) ? here's a clue....you multiply it by 100...0.05 is equal to 5%....and again, as what some members had said before, if you just based in on the number you read here (0.8x vs. 0.75 magnification), then you won't realize how big the difference is. try comparing them by viewing thru their VFs side by side....and you'll understand what the OP is saying. as i've mentioned in my previous post....d40's VF is even bigger than that of pentax K100D/K110D even if they have the same 0.85x magnification in their spec sheets.

Patco wrote:

exp1orer wrote:

Sarajean wrote:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond40/page4.asp

Brighter maybe - but thats about it.

Simple math... 0.8 is 0.05 more than 0.75.

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Patco
A photograph is more than a bunch of pixels

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Patco Forum Pro • Posts: 13,885
Re: ...and you got it wrong too...

I'm not quite sure what you are going on about. I agreed with you that the difference between 0.8 and 0.75 is 0.05, and not "0.05%".
Please read more carefully before handing out clues.

exp1orer wrote:
...do you know how to convert 0.05x magnification to percent (%) ?
here's a clue....you multiply it by 100...0.05 is equal to
5%....and again, as what some members had said before, if you just
based in on the number you read here (0.8x vs. 0.75 magnification),
then you won't realize how big the difference is. try comparing
them by viewing thru their VFs side by side....and you'll
understand what the OP is saying. as i've mentioned in my previous
post....d40's VF is even bigger than that of pentax K100D/K110D
even if they have the same 0.85x magnification in their spec sheets.

Patco wrote:

exp1orer wrote:

Sarajean wrote:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond40/page4.asp

Brighter maybe - but thats about it.

Simple math... 0.8 is 0.05 more than 0.75.

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Patco
A photograph is more than a bunch of pixels

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Patco
A photograph is more than a bunch of pixels

GregF Senior Member • Posts: 1,912
Easy enough

to go into a store and pick up a D40 and see if you can manual focus.

I have a D50 and a 50 F1.8D. I can tell you, without a doubt, that manual focus is difficult indoors, of my 14 month old son zipping around. But it is a reasonably large VF for my needs. I hope I had a right to post that, and that someone finds the information useful. I imagine as the model has been out for a while, it is old news.

Greg

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