EVF with MF lenses, easier focusing than with LCD?

Started Nov 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
quezra
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Re: EVF with MF lenses, easier focusing than with LCD?
In reply to flint-hill, Nov 12, 2012

flint-hill wrote:

I have a 5N with EVF. I use the EVF 100% of the time with MF telephoto lenses. I can't hold the camera steady enough to use focus magnification without the third point of contact with my forehead. It's also the only way I've found to get a truly usable display in very bright light. (I tried a couple of LCD shades, but didn't much like them.)

With MF wide-angles, I usually use zone focusing and I don't use the EVF as much.

But yes, it's a big help. It's almost essential for telephoto use if I'm not using a tripod.

This is exactly my experience too with telephoto.  But I also use the EVF 80% of the time with primes, it's just fantastic.  Plus the historgram shows up in the corner when using EVF and I'm not sure how to get it to do that with the display

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