Why EVF will never replace OVF for me

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neil holmes
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Re: Why EVF will never replace OVF for me
In reply to canonagain123, 11 months ago

canonagain123 wrote:

Now how could an EVF help me, even if it didn't kill my nightvision? When it gets dark enough, I have to use my eyes to locate the subjects, precompose the shot, and select the brightest spot in the scene that I then try to locate through the darker OVF. The EVF has no chance of making out almost anything I see on OVF except for a direct light source (a red led), and both the OVF and EVF are miles darker than what I see with my eyes. If I did the math correctly, based on the camera settings, that's 0.015 lux of illumination, or 32 times darker than a scene illuminated by full moon.

Wrong, an EVF is a lot brighter so you can find things to aim at a LOT easier...even with my GX7 EVF.     I don't consider that to be better than a really good OVF (in terms of viewing though some of the other things are useful).

The A7 EVF though IS much better when it is really dark...as big as a decent size OVF and with the benefits of an EVF.

yes, there are things an OVF does better but not much for me.....and they WILL get better still.

I just think the point has already been reached with the A7 EVF.

Night vision should come back soon enough.

I am not a mirrorless crusader.....I do love both my mirrorless cameras but if Pentax was able to mount Canon FD L lenses, I would never have gotten a mirrorless probably.

I am not saying an EVF is better for you, only you can know what is.....what I am saying is don't knock something if you haven't tried it.

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