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    The Nikon F series cameras except may be the F and F2 are not 100% viewfinder accuracy either but I think they are better than 99%. So 97% is not considered to be virtually 100% as in Nikon manual tends to say. I have only owned F2, F3 and F5 and found the viewfinders are accurate but can't verify if they are actually 100%. I never own the Canon and thought that the F1 was 100% accurate. May be the Minolta XK is but then it has an electronically controlled shutter.

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    When I was shooting macro and copy work, 100% viewfinder coverage was very important to me. The Nikon F, F2, F3, and F4 that I used all had viewfinders that provided the 100% coverage that I needed. Of the four, the F and F2 were mechanical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by analog what is that? View Post
    I think there was a Minolta with exchangeable prism..... but probably not 100% mechanical

    And the early Leicaflex is candidates too, I think.
    However nice the Leicaflex screens/viewfinders may be, they're still not 100% coverage...
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    In B&W work I am printing whole frame together with black edge - so 100% is a must have.

    Minolta XK: 98%

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    Sounds like you'll have to settle with a trade-off which, IMO, is something the practice of photography is full of.

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    The Pentax LX is mostly mechanical but not 100% either. I have the F, F2 & F3 and used their 100% coverage and they are.

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