Oly E-P1 nice, but could have been so much more

Started Jun 17, 2009 | Discussions thread
Ehrik Veteran Member • Posts: 8,014
Not optical, please

To me it seems like a bad idea to lock the camera to what lenses it will be able to use with the VF. This is a system camera, hopefully with many prime lenses to come. And the mirror-less design makes it ideal for wide angles. If you make the OVF fit the widest lens in the set-up, then when used with a normal, the frame lines would cover a tiny box in the middle.

With an EVF, you would have 100% accurate view with any lens, a bigger-than-LCD, easily-visible-in-sunlight view, and review without taking the camera down from your face.

The EVF would be limited for the kind of action where you need to track a tightly framed subject moving quickly and unpredictably. Those kinds of tasks most often require a long tele and quite often a fast lens and/or zoom. Those are not the lenses that make a good match with this type of camera. So I don't see the problem.

Have you used the G1 EVF?

Just my two oere
Erik from Sweden

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