direct vision finder

Definition: Type of viewfinder in which subject is observed through e.g. peep-hole or through reversed Galiliean type telescope or other optical device and not via a reflection in mirror (as in reflex camera). * Used in most auto-focus compact cameras as well as most lower-priced digital cameras. * Antonym: reflex viewfinder. * Also known as direct viewfinder.

Related Terms: SLR, TLR

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