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Viewfinder Parallax Marks

What are all those lines in the viewfinder?

What do those annoying lines in the viewfinder mean? Generally, there are three types of lines in the viewfinder. One set of lines tells you where the edge of the picture begins. Another set, seen on auto and manual focus SLR cameras, are the focus zone marks. Focus area marks are usually a circle and/or bracket box in the center of the viewing area. We won’t be dealing with those in this article. The others that look like notches or lines across the top of the viewing area are called parallax marks or lines. (See fig. 1,2 and 3 for examples)

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Our Underwater Camera Housings section provides information about different types of housings, amphibious cameras, and the maintenance of them. Knowing how to care for your camera housing is an important factor in protecting your camera investment.