My firts encounter with a77

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My firts encounter with a77
May 12, 2012

After partcipating in many debates, reading so many reviews and been to so many photography websites, being a guy, the curiosity side of me took me the nearest Sony Center. Ther I spent thirty minutes with the camera trying to assess what it is like. I particularly concentrated on two things, shooting speed and EVF. The camera is well built that is for sure and it has speed that scares my hands.

First, commenting on the size of the viewfinder, I did not feel that it was bigger than my D7000, but I could not be sure since my camera was left home. But certainly from my memory, the D700 viefinder appeared to be comparatively bigger and I could just imagine what the A900 viewfinder is like.

Not wanting this to be another EVF vs OVF, I can say this about the EVF. I did not mind it but it felt different. For one thing being used to see the world in 3D with the OVF, the 2D of the EVF was a little bit uncomfortable. On top of that the EVF, in my opinion did not accurately represent the authenticity of the scene I was looking at and always made me a little bit disconnected with the scene. I know these kind of things takes time to get used to and even the guy at the center said about that but it just made everything different. While I know that EVF is the future, it will take a little bit of time before it could be acceptable to the vast majority of people but surely it will get there one day. The horizontal leveller in the EVF was kind of cool.

The thing with EVF is there is no right or wrong. Some will like it and that is good for them and others will not, and that is no problem. It only becomes a problem when switching systems becomes the only option. But surely, the future becomes kind of interesting as we wait to see what kind of technologies are yet to become available

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