No Sony SLRs any more, ever.

Started Sep 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
Piginho Regular Member • Posts: 317
Re: No Sony SLRs any more, ever.

seilerbird666 wrote:

Piginho wrote:

So if you really want to trust an electronic display, when your eye at minimum resolves 135 times as much detail, then be my guest.

Your whole argument is way beyond silly. I don't watch Blu ray movies in my EVF, I use it to track birds flying by me at 20 miles per hour. No one is doing critical post processing in their viewfinder, they are composing photos. You don't need the entire range of the what the human eye can see. I rarely look in my viewfinder for more than a few seconds at a time and then only to quickly compose and shoot.

Just shows the different way people work. You obviously trust the AF implicitly and only really use the viewfinder for composition. I would suggest that you are in a minority and for shooting fast moving subjects EVF is probably just fine. For portraiture, landscapes, macro work, product shots, still life and much more, critically accurate focus is desired by most photographers, most of the time and some of your EVF buddies on here have been making a big deal of digital zoom and pixel peeping on the EVF as an aid to fine focus.

That's a perfect example of making a positive out of a weakness, i.e. the low relative resolution of the EVF compared to our eyes.

So subject matter makes a big difference here. Let's be clear. I'm not in the slightest bit interested in video, with only the mildest interest in action photography, including birds flying past at 20 mph, so for me, being able to check focus reliably in the viewfinder, without need to resort to button pushing to pixel peep or digital zoom, is very important, as it is for many photographers and is in no way beyond silly as you claim.

BTW, I don't need EVF to get to the level of my own eyes acuity to start using it, but as I've said elsewhere, 36Mp should do it.

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