A Pro's opinion of EVF vs OVF

Started May 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Why the writing's not on the wall (and the new link)
In reply to WD, Jun 3, 2013

Clamchowder, I respect your opinion, however doubt that you've actually experienced a V1/V2 Nikon.  Your description and expectations of its shortcomings don't square with my extensive use of the camera.  Perhaps your experience with a Sony 580(?) has prejudiced your opinion of EVFs?  Then again, perhaps our differences lie in the way we see and use viewfinders.  Other than for overhead or grounld-level framing, I never use the rear LCD to frame and will never own a camera w/o a viewfinder.  LV with a dSLR is not a must-have for me.

I have tried the V1 several times in stores, and wasn't impressed by how it wouldn't function with PDAF even though the lighting conditions there could be handled well by any old SLR with a dedicated PDAF sensor.

Operational speed also wasn't that impressive. The stutter between shots was far longer than the mirror blackout you get with any DSLR (and even old film SLRs). And with a camera that's basically live view only, battery life is definitely going to take a hit.

Toucan spoke of photographing wildlife.  For me, a DX sized V1 type camera with D300 style controls allowing exposure bracketing, with a silent, 1/16,000 electronic shutter, 15fps, a compact 100-400mm zoom would be perfect.  Would I need instantaneous review then?  I don't think so.

To each his own.

Yep...that's why there are so many choices out there

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