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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2013, 12:02:30 AM »
If you think 97% Viewfinder Coverage in 6D is too big, wait until you shoot with 5D III @ 100% ;)
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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2013, 12:20:14 AM »
going from 550d to 5D3 i noticed right away how awesome the view is never did i say that its to big. When i look in the 550d now it feels like a toy way to small i don't even know how i used it before.

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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2013, 12:43:31 AM »
I know what you are talking about at least when wearing glasses. I just happened to not notice it probably since I got used to it with my 5Dc. Just actually checked I don't have the eyepiece on the 5Dc and it is way easier to see the entire frame then with it on. I was comparing it to my 5DmkIII which has the eye piece also took that off...same conclusion I can see the edges. Still I prefer to use the larger VF then the smaller ones now...one of the reasons why I don't have a rebel anymore.

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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2013, 01:58:11 AM »
If you think 97% Viewfinder Coverage in 6D is too big, wait until you shoot with 5D III @ 100% ;)

this is a common misconception.

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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2013, 02:28:41 AM »
Does anyone know if there is much difference in viewfinder size or brightness when going from a 450D(XSi) to 60D?

I know it means going from pentamirror to pentaprism but how much does that mean in real life?

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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2013, 02:46:43 AM »
You might be the first person to ever lodge this complaint. Your viewfinder can never be too big! Even old film cameras often blow current FF's out of the water with better finders. If there's anything to complain about, its that the text/info in the viewfinder of FF cameras is smaller than APS-C cameras. But a bigger, brighter tunnel in which to compose your photos is always better. Spend a month with your 6D and then try going back to a smaller finder! They are truly tiny...

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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2013, 03:26:44 AM »
If you think 97% Viewfinder Coverage in 6D is too big, wait until you shoot with 5D III @ 100% ;)

this is a common misconception.
No, it's not. At 0.71x magnification 100% coverage viewfinder will be bigger than 97% coverage viewfinder. 6D and 5D3 both has 0.71x magnification viewfinders. APS-C cameras have smaller magnification, 7D, for example, has 0.63x, 50D has 0.59x.

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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2013, 03:43:06 AM »
Take off your glasses and use the diopter, perhaps?

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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2013, 04:10:48 AM »
You make a valid point. In the halicon days of 35mm SLRs the true pro cameras had smaller viewfinders than the other little gems that were produced in those days. Cameras such as the Olympus OM1 and Pentax MX had much larger viewfinders than any of today's DSLRs.

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Great camera, batteries only needed for the meter, and a massive viewfinder like you say!
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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2013, 04:13:58 AM »
No, it's not. At 0.71x magnification 100% coverage viewfinder will be bigger than 97% coverage viewfinder. 6D and 5D3 both has 0.71x magnification viewfinders. APS-C cameras have smaller magnification, 7D, for example, has 0.63x, 50D has 0.59x.

The specs I read (Canon's own 7D brochure) say the 7D viewfinder is 1x magnification and 100% coverage.
Or do you mean that the 7D viewfinder is only 0.63x the size of the 5D/6D?
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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2013, 04:33:49 AM »
If you think 97% Viewfinder Coverage in 6D is too big, wait until you shoot with 5D III @ 100% ;)

this is a common misconception.
No, it's not. At 0.71x magnification 100% coverage viewfinder will be bigger than 97% coverage viewfinder. 6D and 5D3 both has 0.71x magnification viewfinders. APS-C cameras have smaller magnification, 7D, for example, has 0.63x, 50D has 0.59x.

we are talking abt 97 vs 100. yes, on paper is it bigger. but in real life, can you even notice that 3%? putting the 3% vf crop aside. he made it seems like that the 3% size difference is going to blow OP away. this is a misconception in this sense.

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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2013, 05:00:21 AM »
I also have issue with the 6D's lack of noise at higher ISOs.

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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2013, 11:00:28 AM »
No, it's not. At 0.71x magnification 100% coverage viewfinder will be bigger than 97% coverage viewfinder. 6D and 5D3 both has 0.71x magnification viewfinders. APS-C cameras have smaller magnification, 7D, for example, has 0.63x, 50D has 0.59x.

The specs I read (Canon's own 7D brochure) say the 7D viewfinder is 1x magnification and 100% coverage.
Or do you mean that the 7D viewfinder is only 0.63x the size of the 5D/6D?
Yes, the 7D's magnification is either 1 or very close to it. You can put a 50mm lens on it and things look pretty much exactly the same size as they do through your other eye; in fact you can still have proper binocular vision with 1 eye looking through the finder and the other not.

That is definitely not the case with the 5D; its magnification is far lower.

As I say, my film camera does have 1x magnification, and is still (obviously) full-frame, so its viewfinder size is enormous compared to that of the 5D.
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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2013, 11:41:00 AM »
No, it's not. At 0.71x magnification 100% coverage viewfinder will be bigger than 97% coverage viewfinder. 6D and 5D3 both has 0.71x magnification viewfinders. APS-C cameras have smaller magnification, 7D, for example, has 0.63x, 50D has 0.59x.

The specs I read (Canon's own 7D brochure) say the 7D viewfinder is 1x magnification and 100% coverage.
Or do you mean that the 7D viewfinder is only 0.63x the size of the 5D/6D?
Yes, the 7D's magnification is either 1 or very close to it. You can put a 50mm lens on it and things look pretty much exactly the same size as they do through your other eye; in fact you can still have proper binocular vision with 1 eye looking through the finder and the other not.

That is definitely not the case with the 5D; its magnification is far lower.

That's because the 7D is a crop sensor, and the magnification spec was calculated using the same 50mm lens as was used when calculating the FF 5D.

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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2013, 11:43:52 AM »
If you think 97% Viewfinder Coverage in 6D is too big, wait until you shoot with 5D III @ 100% ;)

The OP is talking about the size of the image in the viewfinder, it has nothing to do with coverage.

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Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2013, 11:43:52 AM »