No Sony SLRs any more, ever.

Started Sep 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
seilerbird666 Senior Member • Posts: 1,101
Re: No Sony SLRs any more, ever.

Piginho wrote:

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.

I do plenty of macro work. I don't have a problem with focusing. I own both an OVF camera and an EVF camera and I find the EVF much better for doing macro work. Rather than run EVFs into the ground over a silly thing you should actually try use one.

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