Definitions for "PARALLAX ERROR"
Keywords:  viewfinder, lens, error, closer, camera
Also known as "Parallax effect" - the viewfinder camera's main disadvantage, making it almost useless for careful composition of close-up subjects. The scene viewed by the photographer through the camera's viewing frame is different from the scene the lens will capture because the viewing frame is offset from the lens.
The difference between the image seen by the viewing system and that recorded on the film. Problems occur as the subject moves closer to the taking lens when using TLR cameras. Only through-the-lens viewing systems can avoid parallax error. (see TLR)
An error in reading an instrument due to a parallax situation