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Marquee Smith
 

What You See Through The Lens


 
 
I'm new to the world of photography ... but would be more excited if the image I saw through the viewfinder was the same as print. I have a Canon Rebel Ti, and when I get my prints back there is always "extra" in the print that I did not see when I composed the pic. Please look at the 2 pix. The 1st is the print, 2nd is the cropped version I TRIED to achieve on film. Please disregard slant, I didn't see that when I took the picture :-) Also I did not use flash, so forgive the shadow - I'm still learning.


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10/20/2004 9:27:04 PM

 
Marquee Smith  
 
  glass beads 1
glass beads 1
aperture f22, shutter 90, lens 80mm, location, name, time of day early morning, some southeast sun thru a side window,
© Marquee Smith
Canon EOS Rebel Ti...
 
  glass beads 2
glass beads 2
cropped version
© Marquee Smith
Canon EOS Rebel Ti...
 
 
I realized I did not add pix. Here they are. Glss beads 1 is the orig. Notice the wall above the jar. #2 is the edited version. I used a tripod, 80mm lens about 2 1/2 ft away from subject. help


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10/20/2004 10:24:04 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  Most SLRs like the Rebel Ti have a viewfinder that shows about 90 percent of the image captured on the film frame. Usually (but not always) this pretty closely matches the prints you get back from high volume and 1-hour labs, since they are set up to give about the same crop. Printing the entire frame would require manually adjusting for each frame. Similarly, if you shoot slides, the plastic/cardboard mount tends to overlap the image somewhat.
Only the most expensive professional-level SLRs, such as EOS 1v, Nikon F5, etc. have 100 percent viewfinders.
With your camera, you can:
(a) Realize that you're getting a little more on each side of the viewfinder and accordingly adjust how you frame the scene.
(b) Simply trim the print you get from the lab to get the crop you want.
(c) Scan the negative or print, and edit them digitally to get the crop you want.


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10/21/2004 6:08:03 AM

 
Marquee Smith   Thank you Jon. I will pratice framing.


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10/22/2004 7:50:58 AM

 
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