Is FF even worth at this point? (read details)

Started Apr 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
Klipsen
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I wouldn't either
In reply to headofdestiny, Apr 7, 2012

headofdestiny wrote:

I sold my A900, and I would have purchased an X-Pro1 if I wanted an OVF.

Here are the specs for that viewfinder:
• 0.37x and 0.6x magnifications
• Framelines cover approx 90% captured area

That's not going to compete with even the A700, let alone the A900. In that situation, I'd go for the pure EVF as well and get the NEX-7 - which you also did

It's not like I'm against EVFs, but at this point in time, the best OVFs are still better. If Sony made a full framer with OVF and main sensor live view via the rear LCD, that would be the best of all worlds. I rarely use the rear LCD on my NEX-7 - even for video - but it's a great help in some situations, of course.

In any case, I don't consider a full frame NEX realistic, because the lenses would have to be A-mount, so there'll never be the need to choose.

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