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04-25-2010, 11:04 PM   #1
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Hello,

A question about the 645 viewfinder.
I know that it is physically impossible but on the last few rolls I shot, I could have swore that what I saw on the viewfinder was larger than what ended up on the negative.
It seems that the borders were cropped closer than what I remembered framing.
Impossible so I must be hallucinating or be confused by the large nice viewfinder?

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The 645's viewfinder is actually 25% smaller than the negative, and shows 92% of the field vertically and 93% horizontally. I'm not sure why you got results that suggested it would be the other way around- but you might be right, that the large viewfinder led to confusion (because it sure is nice comparted to dSLRs and even 35mm's!).

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Are you looking at the film itself, or prints/scans made by the lab? The latter often crop the frame smaller than the full frame.
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Thanks for the answers. I know it has to be psychological
I am looking at the negative itself that I develop myself..

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I find the viewfinder very frustrating at times. I like to use a Hartblei 45mm T/S and after taking the shot I finds lots of vignetting on the transparency. Of course everything I saw on the screen is there in the photo but it seems I am wasting a lot of film real estate when I can't really see what I am getting.

Hopefully the 645D won't have this problem and at least we will all be able to check the post shot preview.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wkkato Quote
I find the viewfinder very frustrating at times. I like to use a Hartblei 45mm T/S and after taking the shot I finds lots of vignetting on the transparency. Of course everything I saw on the screen is there in the photo but it seems I am wasting a lot of film real estate when I can't really see what I am getting.

Hopefully the 645D won't have this problem and at least we will all be able to check the post shot preview.
What F-stop do you use ?.
IMHO my shift lens (PC-Angulon from Schneider Kreuznach -not MF) have to stopped down to 11 when shifted otherwise some vignetting can be seen.
The advice stopping down is from the manual.
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