Elan 7E/33 Viewfinder Coverage is Only 82%!?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Canon EOS FAQ forum : One Thread
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 (email@example.com), March 11, 2001
The coverage in the view finder is %90 vertical and %92 horizontal. Ahh, pop photo...
-- Roger (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), March 12, 2001.
Nonetheless, "ahhh, pop photo". One giant advertisement.
-- roger (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), April 24, 2001.