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Jul 01, 2011 21:05 |  #1

I am just wondering, out loud here, is there something that can be put on a lens or in the eye piece that will provide a guide for the rule of thirds composition?


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Jul 01, 2011 21:08 |  #2

There are custom viewfinders available that you can have gridlines on.


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Jul 01, 2011 21:12 |  #3

Check out the gridded focus screens, which will give you what you want.




  
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Jul 01, 2011 21:13 |  #4

Depends on the camera too. The 60D has a grid option for the live view display that follows the thirds rule. Of course, most of the time I don't use live view....




  
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Jul 01, 2011 21:14 |  #5

The 7D has an option to display that... I don't know if any of the other ones do. I know a lot of Nikons do.


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Jul 01, 2011 21:25 |  #6

Sam6644 wrote in post #12691218 (external link)
The 7D has an option to display that... I don't know if any of the other ones do. I know a lot of Nikons do.

My G11 has that option.


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Jul 01, 2011 21:32 |  #7

pophoto wrote in post #12691181 (external link)
I am just wondering, out loud here, is there something that can be put on a lens or in the eye piece that will provide a guide for the rule of thirds composition?

There are "GRIDS" available for many Canon cameras. I have Grids in everything I shoot with.

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Jul 01, 2011 23:58 |  #8

the grid focus screens sold by canon aren't rules of thirds, but they are helpful for lining things up.
i'm not sure, but there are some 3rd party ones. i think katz eye was the name.

in live view, there are rules of thirds. but in my opinion, you can estimate it and don't really need the grid.


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Jul 02, 2011 04:15 |  #9

It would be so helpfull if focus points were lined up according rule of thirds.




  
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Jul 02, 2011 05:29 |  #10

hennie wrote in post #12692407 (external link)
It would be so helpfull if focus points were lined up according rule of thirds.

Actually, Canon crop cameras with 9 focus points are (almost) doing just that. There are 4 focus points placed (almost) according rule of thirds.


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Jul 02, 2011 10:22 |  #11

If your viewfinder isn't 100 percent, your thirds are off anyway. I think you're best off approximating (and practice makes perfect) and crop in post if you're trying to make it perfect. I don't think it's worth spending money on aftermarket stuff. We're talking thirds here, not the rule of 5/16 or something. :lol:


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Jul 02, 2011 10:40 |  #12

And the rule is more of a suggestion than a rule.


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Jul 02, 2011 10:41 |  #13

if you cant figure the rule of thirds out for yourself in camera then learn to achieve it in PP


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Jul 02, 2011 13:12 |  #14

A custom rule of thirds screen will only be helpful if you never crop your images and never print them at different aspect ratio (such as 8" X 10").




  
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Jul 02, 2011 13:52 |  #15

some rules were made to be broken :)


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