phutyle

phutyle

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On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)
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Karl Gnter Wnsch: RIP Minolta/Sony... I have had the displeasure of experiencing the EVF of current SLT - they are gruesome. "Sony's 2.3M dot OLED viewfinder is a pleasure to work with..." is something I can not confirm, they are a pain under most circumstances (literally as they disturb the light adaptation of the viewfinder eye which leads to headaches for many) and plain unusable under normal daylight conditions if you happen to have to wear glasses...

"Have you ever tried to compose an image at daylight with the EVF? I bet you didn't"

The only two cameras I currently own are the A77 and the Nex 7. About 90% of the pictures I take are composed with the EVF on both (I do use the back LCD from time to time), and I'd estimate that over 90% of those pictures are taken in daylight.

So I can very safely say that yes, I have composed an image at daylight with the EVF. And I wear glasses all the time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 09:32 UTC
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)
In reply to:

Karl Gnter Wnsch: RIP Minolta/Sony... I have had the displeasure of experiencing the EVF of current SLT - they are gruesome. "Sony's 2.3M dot OLED viewfinder is a pleasure to work with..." is something I can not confirm, they are a pain under most circumstances (literally as they disturb the light adaptation of the viewfinder eye which leads to headaches for many) and plain unusable under normal daylight conditions if you happen to have to wear glasses...

I wear glasses, have an A77 and a Nex 7, and I love the EVF. i've yet to find a situation - normal daylight, bright daylight, or indeed almost darkness - that it was unusable. Total darkness maybe, but then how many OVFs work in total darkness either? I wouldn't go back to an OVF.

I''m not discounting your experience - it certainly sounds like EVFs aren't for you (and no doubt others), but to claim "RIP Minolta/Sony" because of it is mere hyperbole.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 09:03 UTC
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)
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nalex: 24MP full-frame CMOS Sensor with on-chip phase detection AF
AND...
Fixed-mirror design SLT

How dumb is it? Sony put phase detectors ON SENSOR and put semi-transparent mirror IN FRONT OF IT.
Why not mirrorless then?

Body & Design page, Body elements section, first box:

"That huge, thin mirror constantly redirects around 30% of the light to a dedicated phase-detection sensor in the roof of the mirror box."

There's a phase detection AF sensor is in the top of the camera, necessitating the (semi transparent) mirror. Same as all the other SLTs.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 08:57 UTC
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CameraLabTester: "We place our highest priority in the development of all HyperPrime lenses to fulfill the demands of professional cinematographers and photographers."

Why did it suddenly become first person?

The text between the product image and the spec table is a press release from the company.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2011 at 12:46 UTC
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