Modern Classic SLR Series
Other Viewfinder displays Compared


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AE-1's Viewfinder Information Display (1976)


AE-1 Program's Viewfinder Information Display (1981)


T90 (1986)


New F-1 (1982)

The manual exposure control , Aperture Priority AE (With AE Finder)
and Shutter Priority AE (With Winder or Motor Drive FN attached)


On manual mode, match needles by placing $traight meter needle through center of circular aperture needle. On stopped-down manual, aperture needle disappears. Align meter needle with fixed index at f-5.6. Shutter speed is in window below scale. Red zones at top indicate overexposure at three minimum apertures. Red zone at bottom indicate underexposure.


On shutter priority automatic, moving needle indicates aperture selected by camera. Shutter-speed setting appears in window. Red zones indicate over- or underexposure.

On aperture-priority automatic, moving needle shows shutter speed selected by camera. Aperture setting of New FD lens appears in window. Red zones indicate overor underexposure. Stopped-down automatic display is similar except lens aperture not visible.


EL's (Left) Viewfinder Information
Display (
1976) Nikkormat FT-3 (1977) Top.




Minolta's Multimode XD-7/XD-11 (1976)


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