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Discussion in 'Sigma DP Forum' started by brownnoddy, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. brownnoddy

    brownnoddy SC Rookie

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    May 8, 2013
    Canada
    John
    I splurged and bought the Sigma viewfinder for my DP2 Merrill. It's a lot of money but I have to sway it transforms DP2 into a "real" camera. Framing is accurate, and the viewfinder is bright and small. No longer do I have to try to view something in vain on the LCD in bright sunlight, and I will not need to change batteries so often as I can turn off the LCD.

    Quick question on that- does the LCD take less power if it just shows the exposure data etc compared to the full image as you make the picture?
     
  2. PaulO

    PaulO New to SC

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    Aug 9, 2013
    I agree that the viewfinder changes how the camera is used. Now that I have one, I don't shoot without it. I suspect that it would use battery life if the LCD were only used for exposure data, but don't know. It would be interesting to know as I'd change to this method.