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Old Aug 26, 2002, 4:19 PM   #1
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Default Framing in the display

Okay, this is probably a bonehead question.

My previous cameras were all from the coolpix
line, so I'm used to framing my photos that
I'm shooting by using the display on the
camera (rather than the viewfinder, which
means the camera has to be at eye-level or
vice versa).

I just got my D100 last week, and I've yet
to figure out if it's possible to shoot in
the same manner with it. So, can you frame
what you're shooting using the display? or
do you have to use the viewfinder.

It was a little inconvenient at a concert I
was at on Saturday & Sunday -- big crowd, lots
of tall people, I'm short. With the coolpix
990, I'd just hold it up over my head to line
up the shots & shoot. With the D100, I kinda
had to maneuver around a lot to shoot between
gaps in the crowd.

Any help here?

John
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Old Aug 27, 2002, 2:51 AM   #2
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You have to look through the viewfinder. You can't just use the screen like the coolpix. Its the way an SLR works apparently. They're all the same.
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Old Aug 27, 2002, 8:22 AM   #3
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The viewfinder in the coolpix does not work the same way as the SLR, if you ever use the rangefinder camera (paralax issue), the coolpix optical finder kinda works like that. Even though the SLR view finder on the D100 SLR viewfinder is better than the coolpix, it's not a 100% viewfinder (somewhere about 95 or 96%), not WYSIWYG. This is the difference between the consumer SLR and profressional SLR, like the D1X and D1H, they have the 100% viewfinder (it kinda expensive to put this feature in any camera), so when you're taking picture with the D100 or coolpix, you may need to preserve to compensate when framing. My recommendation is to use the use the LCD screen whenever you can, at least the LCD screen have 99% coverage of the picture that you're taking.

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Old Sep 25, 2002, 1:33 PM   #4
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Default You cannot use the LCD screen

This is an SLR with a through the lens view. The LCD cannot see anything unless the shutter is open. You must use the viewfinder.

The viewfinder misses a very small percentage of the actual image, no big deal. Besides you cannot accurately just a composition with the LCD in poor (bright) light anyway.
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Old Sep 26, 2002, 8:41 AM   #5
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Originally posted by scorpio_fish
This is an SLR with a through the lens view. The LCD cannot see anything unless the shutter is open. You must use the viewfinder.

The viewfinder misses a very small percentage of the actual image, no big deal. Besides you cannot accurately just a composition with the LCD in poor (bright) light anyway.
This is correct, you can't use the LCD screen to frame the picture on the SLR digicam, since the view finder only cover 96% of the covergae, you will get more than you suppose to get in the picture, so make sure that you compensate when compose to shoot.
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