Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
A Pentaprism is a five-sided optical glass element that reflects light through 90°. A variant, the roof pentaprism, has two sloping sides on one of the reflecting surfaces, usually the top, to allow light from the mirror of an SLR to be reflected into an eye-level (reflex) viewfinder with the picture appearing the correct way around to the photographer. This avoids the problem suffered by other reflex viewfinder systems, which can have the image laterally (left-right) reversed - or even upside-down, making framing difficult, and following a moving subject confusing. The roof pentaprism is the reason for most SLR cameras having a triangular top to their viewfinders.