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04-14-2013, 07:59 PM   #16
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Much 35mm shooting was slides, and the slide mounts covered an equivalent border to the common viewfinders. "100%" viewfinders would have shown edges that couldn't be seen under the slide mask.

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This, and a precise 100% viewfinder is - AFAIK - more expensive. IIRC Pentax said something like the SR making the alignment much easier.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TomB_tx Quote
Much 35mm shooting was slides, and the slide mounts covered an equivalent border to the common viewfinders. "100%" viewfinders would have shown edges that couldn't be seen under the slide mask.
That and negative carriers in enlargers, most of em.
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Looking at Pentax current lens lineup, all autofocus lenses, the only function of the VF is composing.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
Looking at Pentax current lens lineup, all autofocus lenses, the only function of the VF is composing.
Unless, of course, you actually want your subject to be in focus


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Unless, of course, you actually want your subject to be in focus
Ouch, but well said, I knew I'm still manual for a reason.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Unless, of course, you actually want your subject to be in focus


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Are you saying Pentax AF is bad? Or just AF in general?
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QuoteOriginally posted by deus ursus Quote
One thing that I've wondered a lot about: How come the finder coverage on most of those analogue cameras were less than 100 %? Even on professional cameras like Pentax LX and Olympus OM1 the coverage was 96 % and 97 % respectively. I'm sure there is no advantage not seeing the whole picture when you're photographing, or is it something I've missed?
As I understand the price of high coverage viewfinder is less magnification. I think following link, although slightly old article by Mike Johnston, is a good source: Understanding Viewfinders

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QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
Or just AF in general?
Fully 9 out of 10 AF rants on this site involve cases where the photographer is expecting the camera to do the thinking for them. There are limits to AF and unfortunately those limits are reached at or near the point where artistic expression (and by extension, fine focus control) begins.


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