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X100(s) and X-Pro1 owners, what is your usage ratio between OVF and EVF?

Started Jan 10, 2014 | Questions thread
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In reply to kevinschoenmakers, Jan 10, 2014

w/ 35mm, 95% OVF, 5% EVF, mainly if needed for manual focus;

w/ 18-55mm, 85% OVF, 15% EVF, usually a brief check for framing at the long end of the zoom, but often turns out to be unnecessary. Will sometimes do framing check at eye level by briefly reviewing shot just taken, maybe 30% of such reviews, the other reviews I use LCD. I keep review time set to 0, toggle reviews manually when wanted.

w/ 60mm, it varies, higher percentage of EVF when in macro mode or for manual focus, perhaps something over 50% of my use of the lens, and maybe 90% of that 50% with EVF. For general use as a med-long prime, I'm probably at 80% OVF, 20% EVF.

w/ 55-200mm, just about all EVF, although I'll use OVF at 55mm some percent of the time. The lens appearing in the OVF finder doesn't bother me - my Leicas show that too with the longer lenses. Having the picture area inside the bright frame viewable "in context" trumps the through-the-lens framing accuracy for me, especially at eye-level. When highest framing accuracy is called for, I find the LCD most convenient - feels similar to the waist-level finder on my RB67 (but without the reversal)...

Best wishes,

Michael

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