Elan 7E/33 Viewfinder Coverage is Only 82%!?

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Today I read the review of the Elan 7E in Popular Photography. The specs indicate that 82% of the image is visible in the viewfinder! Is this a misprint? Isn't it more likely to be 92%? My A2 is supposed to be 92/94% but I often find surprises on the edges of my chromes, so 82% would be useless. I was thinking of buying an Elan 7E as I'd like a more compact camera for biking. I played with one at a Canon expo and thought the viewfinder seemed a little smaller compared to my EOS3 & A2. Thanks

-- puppyface (doggieface@aol.com), March 11, 2001


The coverage in the view finder is %90 vertical and %92 horizontal. Ahh, pop photo...

-- Roger (rashrader@hotmail.com), March 11, 2001.

>> The coverage in the view finder is %90 vertical and %92 horizontal. Ahh, pop photo... <<

Actually, if you multiply 90% times 92% you will get - 82.8%!

-- Gary Berg (Gary_Berg@bigfoot.com), March 11, 2001.

Hmmm, an unfortunate misunderstanding. That would mean that the A2 covers 86.48% of the image and not 92/94%? I guess that there is a nicer way of saying things, huh?

-- Roger (rashrader@hotmail.com), March 12, 2001.

Nonetheless, "ahhh, pop photo". One giant advertisement.

-- roger (rashrader@hotmail.com), March 12, 2001.

Pop Photo reads like an encyclopedia of articles compared to my wife's Vogue or Cosmo. Of course, the photography in Vogue--ads & articles-- are much better & smell nicer than Pop Photo. The photos in "SLR" and other Pop Photo articles are some of the worst examples of photography I have seen in a major magazine.

My EOS3 specs claim 97% viewfinder coverage. Pop Photo's review said it was actually only 94%.

-- puppyface (doggieface@aol.com), March 14, 2001.

think of your Pop photo as a glorified B&H advertisement--thats the best part of the magazine in my opinion. oh well, its dirt cheap because of all these ads. i can't remember the last time i read a really informative article in there--oh, they did mention the photo.net in the last issue--didn't really put us in the best light though. i suppose we'll get a rash of people coming to the sight asking why they can't get good wildlife photos with a tamron 28-300 and 2x teleconverter. "but Herbert Keppler says........" ;)

-- josh (josh@neb.rr.com), April 24, 2001.

Canon claims the viewfinder coverage of the EOS 3 is 97% vertically and 97% horizontally.

Pop Photo uses an area measurement.

So area = width x height.

area=97% x 97%

area = 94%

-- Marc Bergman (mbergma2@ix.netcom.com), April 24, 2001.

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