What is the point of the HYBRID OVF?

Started Jan 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
hexxthalion Contributing Member • Posts: 538
Re: What is the point of the HYBRID OVF?

shigzeo ? wrote:

An overlay of the EVF, not a split image, but just a zoomed in overlay, however, is possible. Even with the tiny viewfinder of the X Pro, I'd purchase it for that. THe EVF gives me headaches and I'm not going to purchase fuji lenses.

Fuji's XF lenses are really good. I've read something somewhere about the use of adapted lenses and the author of that article made very valid point:

- XF lenses are designed for X cameras and are designed for APS-C

- most of the adapted lenses he used where designed for FF sensors or film cameras

- with adapted lenses he couldn't find valid replacement at the same/similar focal lengths for Fuji's lenses because they are usually slower or optically inferior

I was in the same boat when I was deciding between X-Pro1 and X-E1 (better EVF) and in the end I just couldn't find 3rd party lenses I'd like to use instead of XF lenses. For landscape photography it's better anyway to use tripod and X-Pro1's LCD has higher resolution than the on on X-E1 and that's what I use if I use a tripod - I never use viewfinder.

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