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Questions tagged [viewfinder]

A viewfinder is what the photographer looks through to compose, and in many cases to focus, the picture. Most viewfinders are separate, and suffer parallax, while the single-lens reflex camera lets the viewfinder use the main optical system.

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What is this weird dark spot on my viewfinder that looks like a microorganism?

I recently bought a used Canon 1100D, and I didn't notice this... defect? dirt? chip? crack? dividing organism?! — I don't know what to call it — in the viewfinder until I brought it home. It's ...
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Why did I see sunlight reflection in viewfinder but not in final image?

I have a Canon 2000D DSLR with 55-250mm lens and no lens hood. Recently, I took a picture of a tractor that was in nearly the same direction the sun was shining from. However, the sun was sufficiently ...
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Why do I see the moon as two objects through my DSLR viewfinder if I use eyeglasses?

I use eyeglasses with -1 diopter correction. Few days ago, I photographed the moon during night with my Canon 2000D DSLR. When looking at the moon through the viewfinder, I saw the moon as two ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of an electronic viewfinder vs. a DSLR's optical finder?

DSLR cameras, like traditional film SLRs, have a viewfinder you put to your eye to look through the lens. These days, many mirrorless cameras are styled just like DSLRs but use an electronic ...
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What's the advantage of a DSLR's “previewer” viewfinder, since I have observed that mirrorless cameras appear to have the same thing?

I have read some articles about DSLR and mirrorless cameras, and one thing all people insist on is that: DSLRs use the same design as the 35mm film cameras from the past. A mirror inside the ...
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How does the viewfinder overlay work?

I know how the focus points are painted on the mirror but where do the "signs" come from? How are auto focus points are illuminated red in Canon 1300D? Where and how are the shutter speed numbers ...
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Numbers in my Canon M50 Viewfinder

I have a brand new Canon M50 camera. When I look through the viewfinder to take a picture, there is a 4 digit number in the bottom right hand of the screen. Right now it is 2909. I have only taken 1 ...
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Viewfinder shaking in my sigma 18-200 lens with Canon eos1100d

So, I dropped my camera yesterday wasn't a big drop and it was in its bag but today when I tried to use it the viewfinder has got an almost constant shake on it and all the photos are out of focus. ...
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Why is my Canon 70D's liveview autofocus much worse than the viewfinder's?

First of all I came across these questions already: My viewfinder won't autofocus but live view focuses well Canon 600D Autofocus not working when using view finder but working in live-view Why is my ...
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Why isn't my DSLR's viewfinder showing focus correctly after removing it for cleaning?

I've tried to clean focusing screen of my Nikon D750 by removing it out of the body and placed it back after cleaning. From then on, the focusing is acting weird. When I look through the viewfinder, ...
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My viewfinder is dirty or damaged?

I have a problem with my viewfinder glass surface so I'm not sure is this greasiness or is glass coating damaged and how to clean or fix that?
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What focal length of glasses is best for photography?

Eyeglasses have different potential focal lengths. For example, there are reading glasses, computer glasses, driving glasses etc. So, if I am shooting photos, what is the right focal length? The ...
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Why do pictures taken with my Canon DLSR turn out extremely dark when using the viewfinder?

Warning Amateur photographer. When I take pictures with my Canon DSLR in the viewfinder the shutterspeed is much quicker and the pictures come out very dark. When I use the screen instead, the ...
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What is the meaning of the small blinking camera symbol in my Canon 70D viewfinder?

I am using Canon 70d and there is a small camera symbol in my viewfinder. I dont know what that is or what it's showing. When I click the AF button, it's started blinking.
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Viewfinder and focal length in film medium format

I just got a Hasselblad 500cm. I'm used to the rangefinder system where framelines indicate the frame corresponding to a certain focal length. In my Hasselblad there is no such a thing. So I'm ...
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Are there viewfinders that project on a screen rather than forming a virtual image and what are they called?

From my understanding of an (d)slr optical viewfinder the image is first projected onto a focusing screen forming a real image and then, using optics in the viewfinder, formed into a virtual image ...
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Will my Nikon DSLR's viewfinder grid drain battery life even after camera is switched off?

I own a Nikon D7200. Recently I changed Pv button to playback. Previously it was viewfinder grid. I needed the viewfinder grid so I left it on and then changed the button. When I switch off my camera, ...
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What Field of View does an Electronic Viewfinder typically have?

I have an old small HDMI display laying around here and I want to use it to create a primitive electronic viewfinder with 3D printed parts for my DSLR. My design is nearly finished, but I still don't ...
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The view through my canon 100D viewfinder is blurry [duplicate]

The title sums it up. I upgraded to full frame and when I reused my canon 100D I realized that I just could not see clearly through the viewfinder. Everything is blurry, even the parameters, even when ...
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Why is my Nikon D3300 taking almost totally black pictures through the viewfinder but is fine on liveview?

Total beginner here, have been having great fun with my Nikon D3300 during the past year but recently, when using the viewfinder, everything looks perfect but when I look at the image that has been ...
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Will a left cornered viewfinder be difficult to use for a left eye dominant person?

I am thinking of purchasing a Sony alpha 6000 which has a viewfinder on the left corner. Given that I am left eye dominant and so would use my left eye to look through the viewfinder, will this be a ...
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Does diopter settings change when lens is put on backwards?

One way of doing macro photography on the cheap is to flip the lens backwards I am having issues focusing, the diopter is calibrated but when I flip the lens the focus of taken picture is not the ...
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What are the benefits of EVFs over the rear LCD?

I have had many cameras, both Digital and Film. Yet I am still to find a situation where using the EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) is of benefit. With a DSLR I use the optical viewfinder, it is ...
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Can viewfinder type make an appreciable difference in manual focus?

I have a few old vintage lenses that I love to shoot with on my Canon T3. The obvious disadvantage is the challenge of getting sharply focuses images while focusing manually. I have great vision, but ...
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Determine the optimal dioptric correction

I just got a DSLR (a Nikon D610). On it, a dioptric correction is available, apparently ranging from -3 to +1 (cf. page 297 in the D610 manual). I'm wearing glasses, so I'm thinking: "Yay, I'll be ...
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Does using EVF only, keeping the screen permanently switched off, increase battery life?

I have found that when I have an electronic viewfinder, I don't use the screen. On my Powershot G5X with a rotating screen, I kept the screen permanently closed, using only the electronic viewfinder. ...
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5D Mk III Viewfinder Issue - How do I get a completely clean viewfinder and remove the dashed circle?

Upgraded to 5D Mk III recently, since I have really good vision and shoot and focus manually, I have no use for auto-focus points or anything else other than the bottom row of info. I've managed to ...
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My viewfinder won't autofocus but live view focuses well

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T5 camera and I've been running into an issue lately that I do not know how to solve. The autofocus while using viewfinder does not work at all; I could not even take a photo....
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Why's there a round ring on my developed 35mm film?

I'm still really new to film so I hope someone can help me. I recently developed my 35mm film from a point and shoot olympus camera, and some of the photos came out with a roundish white border - one ...
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Canon EOS Rebel T2i viewfinder does not show changes in exposure as settings change

I was messing around in my cameras settings and I think I may have changed something that affected the viewfinder. Now, in manual mode, when using the viewfinder it does not show the changing exposure....
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I dropped my Nikon D5100 and the mirror was stuck

... and i was able to fix that with a small screwdriver putting it back into place with help of a youtube video. The problem i have now is that when i take a picture through the viewfinder of my ...
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Is it Possible to Remove the Autofocus Points From the Viewfinder When Using a Split Focusing Screen?

I'm new to photography and recently purchased a Canon 60D. I purchased a split focusing screen from amazon and replaced the stock focusing screen. I still see the autofocus points in the ...
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How can I view exposure matching my camera settings in the viewfinder of my Canon 70D?

I'm new to 70D, coming from a Fuji mirrorless system. I'm used to being able to see my exposure change in my viewfinder as I change settings on my camera. I cannot figure out how to make the 70D do ...
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Optical viewfinder sun shade?

When taking photographs on a sunny day, I typically find myself holding the actual camera with my right hand, while using my left hand to cup the space between my face and the camera's optical ...
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Mirrorless Problem? How do you verify that the image you have just took is sharp when you are out shooting?

I use a Sony A7ii camera. Yesterday when I was out for a shoot, I took about 30 images of a particular scene. My exposure time averaged about 10-20 seconds, and it was mildly windy at the time of ...
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How can I see the exposure meter on my Nikon D3200 when shooting in manual-focus mode?

I have a Nikon D3200. I am experimenting with manual focusing on my kit lens. One thing I noticed was that when I am in manual focusing mode I don't see the exposure meter in the viewfinder. This ...
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Why is the viewfinder on my D7000 dim?

Just bought a second hand Nikon D7000. It came with a dim viewfinder and the adjustment near it won't help. I removed the lens and placed it back, it became clear, however, it gets dimmer and dimmer ...
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What does the “[r #]” value in Nikon viewfinders and displays mean?

I've been struggling to find any reference to this in the manual for the D5500. Presumably once I know what it's even called it will be easier to research. On the right in the viewfinder, and also in ...
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Is the viewfinder absolutely essential in the Point and shoot segment [closed]

This may sound like a very amateurish question but how important is it to have viewfinder in the point and shoot segment..I saw a Sony alpha a5000 mirrorless camera which looks really good specs wise ...
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batch edit photos to same reference photo

I apologize in advance if I over explain this but I'm not sure of the proper terms to use to phrase my question. Ok so, I do stop motion videos and whatnot. I use a samsung digital camera that has ...
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What could cause entirely dark frames on a Fuji X100S?

I have a Fuji x100s and it's giving me headaches: the information overlay comes and goes, and the pictures I take are all black (see below). The EVF and LCD are black too. The aperture works OK though,...
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How can I turn off the information in the viewfinder on my Nikon D800?

It's really annoying and disrupting when I am shooting a galaxy on dark nights =_=. I couldn't find any option in the menu.
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Speck on view finder or sensor

I saw some speck on the screen but it did not show in the photo that i took. so i decided to clean it on the mirror and sensor. but after i clean it, the dust did remove but other dot came out and ...
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What is the difference between a rangefinder's projected and reflected framelines?

In a rangefinder viewfinder, how do reflected framelines work compared to projected framelines?
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How does a manual lens know when to adjust the aperture?

When I look through a viewfinder before I take the photo, the lens is "wide open" - at its largest possible aperture (unless the depth of field preview is used). The aperture is adjusted to whatever I ...
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100D dioptric adjustment

I was playing a bit with my dioptric adjustment and found out that I see best with that being set to the lowest value. How is this possible? My eyesight is probably nearly perfect and I would ...
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Canon 6D not taking pics in AF

I just got a used Canon EOS 6D and I have a Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 Macro Lens. What I have noticed is that when I try to take a picture and have the lens switched to AF mode it won't work if I use ...
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Donuts in the bokeh through the viewfinder of Canon 6D

I just bought a Canon EOS 6D, and while testing it I noticed that I tend to see small dark donut shapes in the center of the extremely out-of-focus highlight spots in the viewfinder. This was with an ...
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What's the difference between “exposure level indicator” and “exposure setting meter” in the Canon EOS 1DX Mark II viewfinder?

I have been looking at the manual for the latest Canon 1DX Mark II camera. I am confused about one aspect of the viewfinder. On right side of the viewfinder is the Exposure level indicator(metering/...