If the Fujica S5700 is not a SLR, why can't I see through the viewfinder when the lens cap is on?

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by mm, Dec 11, 2007.

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    mm Guest

    If the Fujica S5700 is not a SLR, why can't I see through the
    viewfinder when the lens cap is on? <grin>
    mm, Dec 11, 2007
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    Joel Guest

    Because some viewfinder isn't real viewfinder but a straight hole from
    front to back of camera, or it has nothing to do with the lens. This type
    of Viewfinder you may find on disable-camera or old Kodak camera etc..
    Joel, Dec 11, 2007
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    ejay Guest

    Yeah. Like Joel says. You've got a disable-camera with a disabled
    ejay, Dec 11, 2007
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    And you are another useless no contributor full of ignorance <grin>
    Frank Arthur, Dec 11, 2007
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    The, "Strait hole from front to back" is a viewfinder just not a single
    lens". How about rangefinder cameras? Those aren't real viewfinders?

    The S5700 is a single lens camera, your viewfinder uses the camera lens. I
    would guess that it is not considered a SLR because it has an Electronic
    Viewfinder, EVF and not a mirror that directs the light to the viewfinder...

    However if you look thru it to frame the shot, its a viewfinder <BG>
    DBLEXPOSURE, Dec 12, 2007
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    Tedski Guest

    DBLEXPOSURE is correct. I would just like to add:

    Much the way "PC" came to mean a Windows/Intel based computer, even
    though a Mac is also a PC (personal computer), the term SLR has come
    to refer only to view-through-the-lens cameras with interchangeable

    Tedski, Dec 12, 2007
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    mm Guest

    Well, it definitely doesn't have interchangeable lenses. (So that
    makes it a *single* lens reflex. I guess reflex might refer to the
    mirror?? and I suppose in this case it just takes what ever the
    sensory array would send to the memory, and sends it to the viewfinder
    or LCD screeen, until the picture is taken. So if reflex means
    mirror, maybe there is no reflex. The viewfinder going grey for a
    second is problably something put in there to remind users of reflex
    mm, Dec 12, 2007
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    Frank Arthur Guest

    Reflex refers only to a mirror. If there is no mirror in the train
    between lens and viewfinder it is NOT a Single Lens Reflex.
    Frank Arthur, Dec 12, 2007
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    Earnest Guest

    I would imagine this camera has an electronic viewfinder (EVF) that is
    operable only when the camera is turned on and the lens cap is removed.
    Perhaps you should to refer to your owner's manual for confirmation and/or a
    description of the EVF.
    Earnest, Dec 12, 2007
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    mm Guest

    Thanks. It didn't occur to me that it would go into all this. But
    maybe. I'll look. The manual is 180 pages long and I'm only up to
    page 52.
    mm, Dec 12, 2007
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    Cats Guest

    The downloadable PDF manual is very useful, if the one for the 5700 is
    like the 5200/5600 and lacks an index.
    Cats, Dec 12, 2007
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    It is a 'Single lens" because both the viewfinder and the image plane use
    the same lens, whether that lens is interchangeable or not...

    Where as a range finder has separate lenses for both.

    There are also "twin lens" cameras...
    DBLEXPOSURE, Dec 12, 2007
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    ray Guest

    That is a pretty good description of the way an Electronic ViewFinder
    (EVF) camera works. It's similar to an slr in that you actually 'see'
    throught the lens, though not directly - you see in the viewfinder what
    the sensor array sees.
    ray, Dec 12, 2007
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    Joel Guest

    As I mentioned earlier about the "see through" view finder, you can see a
    see through Viewfinder right above the lens of the Olympus C-595.


    Yup! just like the old Kodak you can see with the cap on, and you can see
    through the Viewfinder from the hole in front of camera.

    Similar to the newer disposable Kodak film camera

    Joel, Dec 12, 2007
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    How does this pertain to the Fujica S5700 ?
    DBLEXPOSURE, Dec 12, 2007
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