A Pro's opinion of EVF vs OVF

Started May 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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chlamchowder Senior Member • Posts: 2,083
Re: Why the writing's not on the wall (and the new link)
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Anything a mirrorless camera can do can theoretically be done with a DSLR + live view.

There is one thing - mirrorless cameras give more options regarding lens designs, specifically wide angle lenses. That's their one, true advantage.
However, whether they take advantage of this is another matter. In film days, it was easy, but sensors are picky. It's no coincidence new Zeiss Touit 12mm for mirrorless cameras is a Distagon design.

Yep, that's an advantage - being able to adapt lenses.

But to me, that's not too big of a deal. With a little attention, you can find a SLR lens for practically any purpose. That includes some very good wideangle options, for both full frame and APS-C.

Also, adapted lenses often lose a lot of functionality. Automatic aperture functionality is usually lost, and the aperture has to be controlled manually (so stuck in A or M mode with stop down metering). AF functionality is usually completely absent. And there won't be any lens-related EXIF data.

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