Poll/Discussion: Optical or Electronic?

Started May 23, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Asylum Photo
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Poll/Discussion: Optical or Electronic?

I see a lot of people really like the fact that this camera has an OVF, and on paper that was a big attraction for me as well. But then I remembered, I never really shot with a RF camera in the past, or any camera without the optical view going straight through the lens really.

I like the OVF to an extent, but I find it really frustrating in many instances that it differs so greatly from what I'm actually taking a picture of (and really, when I say things like "greatly" its relative to me and my own levels of OCD, so please don't flame that haha), and I find myself more often than not using the EVF...

Other reasons I prefer the EVF:

  • Built in DoF preview

  • Closer focusing without macro mode

  • Generally more accurate exposure preview

Reasons I'm not huge into EVF (even if I choose it):

  • Electronic delay/image

  • Bigger waste of battery (I imagine)

What about you guys? What do you prefer?

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