When do you use the OVF (on X-Pro1)?

Started Nov 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Randy Benter
Randy Benter Veteran Member • Posts: 3,148
Re: When do you use the OVF (on X-Pro1)?

I don't use OVF when shooting close.

I don't use OVF when I need faster AF. AF is faster with EVF.

I don't use OVF when framing is critical. The framelines really could be more accurate. When I use a legacy 28mm on the X-Pro1, I tell the camera it is a 26mm lens and the framelines are much better.

I don't use OVF with the zoom lens. The OVF and the zoom lens work together, but not very well.

I have read many comments that the OVF is great because you can see what is outside the framelines and about to enter the shot. But, the truth is - all that stuff outside the framelines is already in the shot, it's just not in the framelines (w/35 lens). I do think this is a great argument for using the LCD though, then you can see everything that is outside the shot.

I currently have an one X-Pro1 and two X-E1s. While I can appreciate a good OVF (like on my FE2), I don't think I will be keeping the X-Pro1 much longer. If the OVF were better, I would use it more.

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