Having problems with your Pentax *ist DS Digital Camera ?

Viewfinder I just got my *ist DS Monday, and this is my first DSLR. I have a general question, which I hope you guys can help me with. The image framing from the viewfinder is significantly different from the finished photo. The finished product always has a wider angle of view from what I am seeing while framing the shot. At the widest setting, there isn't much difference. At full zoom with an attached Nikon 6t, the object I am shooting is large in the view finder, but it appears half sized



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Viewfinder magnification has nothing to do with this. \015\012It's a framing accuracy, viewfinder coverage issue. \015\012\015\012\015\012Viewfinder magnification has to do with how large the focusing/framing field appears, optically, to your eye. Pentax went for a higher optical magnification to combat the feeling of "looking into a tunnel" that you get with many other cameras.
The *ist DS has the same large eyepiece as the *ist D and the same magnified view, the focus screen taking up much more of the view through the viewfinder compared to other digital SLR's (the *ist DS viewfinder has a magnification of x0.95 compared to for example x0.88 for the EOS 300D or x0.8 for the EOS 350D).\015\012\015\012So you can see that more of the image will be taken than what you actually see in the viewfinder, and a tight crop in the viewfinder will require less cropping of the actual image.
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