In case you didn't see RX1 mirrorless

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toughluck
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Re: Where is the mirror if it's not mirrorless? [nt]
In reply to SeeRoy, Sep 10, 2012

SeeRoy wrote:

RyanNoah wrote:

That sony alpha rumor website says optical viewfinders will be available for it.

Add-on optical viewfinder(s)... an absurd anachronistic kludge.

Yes, because everybody prefers an EVF that will ruin your night vision. There are various reasons for using an optical viewfinder. If you are aware of how to frame the shot using one, it's frequently more practical than using an EVF. Especially with fix-focals -- if it were a zoom precise framing is key, but with a 35 mm lens, it's a non-issue.

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Re: Steve..
In reply to EinsteinsGhost, Sep 10, 2012

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

I see his ideas have worked wonders on a few.

He was pretty useless in this thread.

You might want to check a few member's profiles to see what they've contributed and how long they've been members of DPReview before making those types of comments. Especially for someone who's been at it for only a bit over a year.

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Re: Steve..
In reply to DavePlugh, Sep 10, 2012

DavePlugh wrote:

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

I see his ideas have worked wonders on a few.

He was pretty useless in this thread.

You might want to check a few member's profiles to see what they've contributed and how long they've been members of DPReview before making those types of comments. Especially for someone who's been at it for only a bit over a year.

Why can't we go by what a person posts in a thread? But if you must ask, here is this apparently amazing contributor at work I didn't have to dig much in his profile for:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1033&message=42443442

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Re: Steve..
In reply to EinsteinsGhost, Sep 11, 2012

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

I see his ideas have worked wonders on a few.

Dave Plugh wrote:

You might want to check a few member's profiles to see what they've contributed and how long they've been members of DPReview before making those types of comments. Especially for someone who's been at it for only a bit over a year.

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Why can't we go by what a person posts in a thread? But if you must ask, here is this apparently amazing contributor at work. I didn't have to dig much in his profile for:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1033&message=42443442

Where do you think you would stand if you were judged by your own contribution
to this thread? And thank you for bringing my post in another forum over here.
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Arrr. Twill not night blind ye, that mighty EVF!
In reply to toughluck, Sep 11, 2012

toughluck wrote:

Yes, because everybody prefers an EVF that will ruin your night vision.

Not so, me scurvy mate! Daren't ye heed what Mythbusters learnt? Twas where pirate's eyepatch showed true it's plan: one eye sees in the brightest day, whilest the other knows the deepest dark. Avast! Me EVF tis pirate approved! Arr!

Seriously, even if EVF brightness is forced to max, you'll still have night vision in the eye that isn't looking at the EVF. You'd have no night vision in either eye with a rear LCD and grossly imprecise framing with an optical finder in such poor lighting (couldn't even make out frame edges). Actually, the old Sony F828 EVF with "night framing" was particularly impressive, allowing accurate framing without any visible light by using NIR illumination.

For me, the only time an optical finder beats a good EVF is when the battery is dead... and you will not be taking many digital photos with a dead battery....

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