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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 892 times:

Reading another thread about using cameras in MF got me thinking, why did manufacturers stop using the old type of viewfinder with the prism thing that made the center of the view all "cut up" if it wasn't in focus. Where they more expensive to make? Weren't they needed anymore when AF was introduced? It was easier to get a more exact focus with the older model than the newer ones where it can be difficult to see when focus is achieved.

Any clues?

Staffan

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User currently offlineIL76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 883 times:

Good question! I was wondering the same myself...
Perhaps they dropped it because is was more complex to built and reduces the clarity of the viewfinder?

Cheers,
Eduard


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