03-27-2014 10:12 AM
I just got back from a big box store where I was comparing the feel of the 70D w/18-135 with a Rebel w/18-55. No filters.
While looking through the viewfinder of the 70D, everything was noticeably tinted - sort of a light serpia. I didn't try LV. The view through the Rebel was neutral. The tint was uniform across the entire view, not spotty or such.
The clerk took a couple of pics and the color looked right on the rear LCD, but through the viewfinder the color was distinct and disturbing.
I know these display cameras take a beating, but I wonder what could be wrong.
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03-30-2014 01:16 PM
Thanks for posting.
Compared to the Rebel, the EOS 70D has a different type of viewfinder. The viewfinder on the Rebel sends light directly over the focusing screen and through the eyepiece. However, the viewfinder on the EOS 70D uses a transparent LCD. More information is able to be displayed including the more advanced focusing system. There will appear to be a slight color difference, mostly a more tinted look, especially when the camera is powered off. This is not as noticeable when the camera is powered on.
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03-30-2014 02:25 PM - edited 03-30-2014 02:26 PM
Thank you Mike for your answer.
A few days later I went back and checked again. The difference is real, but not as disturbing as I first noted. I think in my mind, the idea that the color through the viewfinder of the lesser camera was more true - disturbed me more than the slight tint itself.
Anyway, I ordered a kit with 70D and 2 lenses last night before the prices went up today.