Optical view finding on a P&S

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by noone, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. noone

    noone Guest

    I've just gotten a Mustek MDC-830Z 8.1 MegaPixel camera. It's my first
    digital camera. It seems nice enough but I really run through that
    little Li-ion battery pretty rapidly and I think that using the LCD to
    set up every shot is a big part of the power drain.

    It has an optical range finder with a diopter adjustment wheel on the
    optical range finder that lets you focus with it. But when I use the
    optical range finder it seems pretty small and I'm not sure that I'm
    getting the range right through it.

    So my question is when I use that little range finding deal does that
    dictate to the camera what the range is? Or will the camera use its
    own means to determine the focus? I'm hoping that the camera will
    correct my fuzzy range finding.
    noone, Aug 14, 2007
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  2. noone

    Whiskers Guest

    That is a common feature of compact digital cameras. Very few seem to
    have both LCD and optical viewfinder.
    Are you sure you have the correct make and model information? Mustek
    don't mention an optical rangefinder in their information for that model
    What does the manual have to say about focus?
    Whiskers, Aug 14, 2007
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