FR framelines?

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  1. stradibarrius

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    Can you help me understand the pros & cons of a 1:1 viewfinder? On the surface it seems that 1:1 is the best option?

    For example the CV R3M has a 1:1 VF with 40mm as the widest frameline and the R2M is .7 with 35 as the wide FL. Advantages/disadvantages of each???

    What are some of the other view angles from different cameras?
     
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    1:1 allows you to shoot with both eyes open very comfortably. You can do it with non 1:1 viewfinders as well, but... it's not quite so nice.

    I can't think of any cons except that I sometimes like to see around the framelines- it helps me fine-tune a composition. But you wouldn't be 1:1 with all lenses anyway.
     
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    The magnification doesn't change. The framing does so shooting with a tele lens give a smaller frame in the finder but the subject doesn't get larger as it does with an SLR. The opposite will happen with a WA, The image size doesn't change, the framelines change. Again in an SLR the image will appear smaller because the lens covers a larger field.

    Now, if most of your shooting tends to be normal or wide angle the .72 is more advantageous to you. since it will show the 35mm frame, some cameras, 28mm.
    The 1:1 will work better with normal to short tele lenses because the viewing image is somewhat larger.
     
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    So does that mean that the .72 would be a safer way to go?