Because you look through a separate viewer to compose your picture on a compact digital camera, you and the lens don't see the subject exactly the same. The closer you are to your subject (five feet or less), the less your photo will look like what you see. In fact, you could be so close that you can see the subject through the rangefinder, but the subject is not within the view of your lens. The easiest remedy is to use the LCD as a viewfinder instead of the rangefinder.