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Old May 14, 2008, 7:11 AM   #1
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hi i have a canon xt, and most of the time manual focusing is impossible due to the small size of the viewfinder, compared to my rebel t2 film camera with its 35mm viewfindering which is quite comfortable the xt just sucks, im wondering if any APS-C sensored canon cameras (such as the 40d) have a larger mirror and viewfinder? thanks!
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Old May 14, 2008, 2:22 PM   #2
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30D, 40D and 5D have a bigger view finder compared to XT series and 20D

While the coverage is still only 96%.

The 1Ds series have 100% coverage. And 1D mark III has 100 % coverage.
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so if i were to own a 40d, i would see more then what is captured right? and for a full 35mm frame i would need a 1ds or 1d mkIII

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Er no, slightly the other way.

You see a bit less than what you get.

"Full frame" cameras are the 1Ds series and the 5D. NOT the 1D series which are 1.3 crop. XXXD and XXD are a 1.6 crop.
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As peripatetic said, the coverage is with respect to the sensor size inside the camera

5D is a Full Frame bu the view finder coverage is not 100% but 96% which means a cropped view finder while the sensor captures more image

1d Mark III is a 1.3X Crop Sensor. Its has 100% coverage which means what u see is what u get in the sensor

1Ds' Series of cameras are Full Frame cameras with 100% Coverage. What u see is what u get but its like the 35mm cameras.


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