DSLR: cropping and viewfinders

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by w.a. manning, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. w.a. manning

    w.a. manning Guest

    i get it that the typically smaller digital imaging area yields a
    cropping of some percentage vs. the normal 35mm film imaging area.
    but how does the cropping manifest itself in the viewfinder?

    have the mfgs altered the viewfinder optics such that the cropped
    image still fills the entire viewfinder (i.e., somewhat magnified)?
    this seems to be how it likely is, but i just want to ask. if they
    simply crop what appears in the viewfinder, too, then i foresee alot
    of squinting to see what you get!
     
    w.a. manning, Sep 6, 2003
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  2. w.a. manning

    Dave Guest

    Re: cropping and viewfinders

    The viewfinder maybe is redesigned so that it's field of view matches what
    the digital-imaging-device sees for its field of view???

    "w.a. manning" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > i get it that the typically smaller digital imaging area yields a
    > cropping of some percentage vs. the normal 35mm film imaging area.
    > but how does the cropping manifest itself in the viewfinder?
    >
    > have the mfgs altered the viewfinder optics such that the cropped
    > image still fills the entire viewfinder (i.e., somewhat magnified)?
    > this seems to be how it likely is, but i just want to ask. if they
    > simply crop what appears in the viewfinder, too, then i foresee alot
    > of squinting to see what you get!
     
    Dave, Sep 6, 2003
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  3. Re: cropping and viewfinders

    Dave is spot on. For the D100 the frame coverage is 95% of the sensor.
    BH

    "Dave" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > The viewfinder maybe is redesigned so that it's field of view matches what
    > the digital-imaging-device sees for its field of view???
    >
    > "w.a. manning" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > i get it that the typically smaller digital imaging area yields a
    > > cropping of some percentage vs. the normal 35mm film imaging area.
    > > but how does the cropping manifest itself in the viewfinder?
    > >
    > > have the mfgs altered the viewfinder optics such that the cropped
    > > image still fills the entire viewfinder (i.e., somewhat magnified)?
    > > this seems to be how it likely is, but i just want to ask. if they
    > > simply crop what appears in the viewfinder, too, then i foresee alot
    > > of squinting to see what you get!

    >
    >
     
    tan boen hian, Sep 6, 2003
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