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No Sony SLRs any more, ever.

Started Sep 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: No Sony SLRs any more, ever.
In reply to nenoanen, Sep 14, 2012

nenoanen wrote:

Piginho wrote:

Just shows the different way people work. You obviously trust the AF implicitly and only really use the viewfinder for composition. I would suggest that you are in a minority and for shooting fast moving subjects EVF is probably just fine. For portraiture, landscapes, macro work, product shots, still life and much more, critically accurate focus is desired by most photographers, most of the time and some of your EVF buddies on here have been making a big deal of digital zoom and pixel peeping on the EVF as an aid to fine focus.

If you want critically accurate focus, try Focus Peaking and Focus magnification. My a57 does not have best EVF among Sony's SLT, but I found my portrait and macro focusing shots spot on.

I don't know what buttons you have to press or dials you rotate to get into Focus Peaking and Focus Magnification mode, but you gotta do something. My point is that the acuity of the human eye, combined with the brightness and clarity of a decent OVF, such as found in the A900, makes these modes unnecessary as you can see clearly enough in the viewfinder to get critically accurate focus. This is something that you can't expect to do with a 2.4Mp EVF, which is why you need Focus Peaking etc, and why you need some extra button pushes, or whatever, to be able to judge focus accurately.

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