viewfinder(redirected from optical viewfinder)
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A device on a camera that indicates, either optically or electronically, what will appear in the field of view of the lens.
(Photography) a device on a camera, consisting of a lens system and sometimes a ground-glass screen, enabling the user to see what will be included in his or her photograph. Sometimes shortened to: finder
a camera attachment, as a lens and mirror that enables the operator to determine visually what will appear in the picture.
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|Noun||1.||viewfinder - optical device that helps a user to find the target of interest|
camera, photographic camera - equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)
optical device - a device for producing or controlling light