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#1 DeepDiscovery

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Posted 12 July 2003 - 12:27 AM

I have a question concerning the view through the current prosumer DSLR view finders. Given the fact that the view finder is cropped to account for the reduced FOV, is it difficult/impossible to see the entire scene being photographed while looking through these view finders with the camera in a housing?

The point of the question is whether or not the e-1 will likely have a more easily viewed scene given that it is supposed to be a full frame/view camera. Wondering if anyone has any knowledge of a comparison between housed 10d/d100 and E10/20 view finders?

Thought I had made up my mind to go with the canon 10d but now wondering what the e-1 will offer...assuming that L&M will upgrade thier E10/20 housing to accommodate the e-1.

Geez...will this waiting game ever end???

Thanks for any help/opinions offered.

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Posted 12 July 2003 - 07:10 AM

The D100 has a viewfinder that's corrected for the crop. It's marginal in the S&S housing but pretty good in the Nexus due to the two-piece magnifier. It's not glorious like in some film cameras but it is usable.
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Posted 12 July 2003 - 09:55 AM

The viewfinder on the D100 is not cropped/masked. It is specially designed for the smaller sensor.

The viewfinder on the S2 IS masked so it is not as big as the D100 viewfinder.

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Posted 13 July 2003 - 11:34 PM

IMO, with an AF camera, it is most important to be the whole frame in the viewfinder (inside the housing) even if it is small. This way we can compose our pictures correctly and let AF worry about the focus. Some housing viewfinders are setup to magnify the centre of the frame, while cropping the corners, and I think this is a major disadvantage.

Different housings have different solutions for view finders and this is one of the most important things to invesigate when looking for a housing for a DSLR. You must be happy with your housing because it will affect every picture you take. And remember to take your face mask with you to the shop!

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Posted 14 July 2003 - 12:55 PM

10d/D60 users, what is the view through your viewfinder like? Can you see the entire scene when you camera is in its housing? Which housing are you using

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Posted 16 July 2003 - 06:22 AM

I've got a D60 and the S&S housing. The viewfinder on the housing definitely leaves something to be desired, since it clips the corners of the viewfinder on the camera, so you find yourself moving around a bit to see if everything is in the frame. That being said, after using it for a few dives, you don't notice it quite as much. Or, I don't notice it as much any more, but I've never used a better SLR housing so I guess ignorance is bliss...

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