Camera designed for the "Professional Chimper"

Started Jun 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
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peevee1 Senior Member • Posts: 6,247
Re: Camera designed for the "Professional Chimper"

Barlowephoto wrote:

Hello, let me start by saying I'm a working pro for 40+ years. When the pressure was on, in the "film days" we would all shoot Polaroid until we were absolutely certain of our lighting and exposure. And only then would we risk our reputation ( and the huge expense of color sheet film ).Then came the digital age, and we are all squinting at these tiny images at the back of our cameras. When the light is bright we are doing a dance, moving the camera around to avoid seeing reflections on the screen. And when we're outdoors in bright sunlight, we have to purchase huge magnifying hoods. I can even envision a progression all the way to the dark cloths of the view camera days!

It's crazy! I think progress is going backwards. What I wouldn't give for a nice big 4x5 inch Polaroid preview!

But, then I begin to think of the new mirrorless cameras with EVF's. They too have the now traditional LCD screen on the back of the camera. But also since the image in the viewfinder is electronically generated, shouldn't it be possible to chimp your images ( to perfect your lighting and exposure ) through the camera's EVF?

Is anyone doing this?

Only everybody.

Is it working?

Only you don't need to chimp after the shot, your exposure and everything else is previewed all the time, with live histograms, blinkies, zebras etc etc helping you in real time.

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