Not A Fan of Viewfinders. Am I crazy?

Started Jan 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
john farrar
john farrar Veteran Member • Posts: 5,038
Re: Not A Fan of Viewfinders. Am I crazy?

One of the cameras I grew up with was a Yashica Twin Lens Reflex and you looked down into a large shileded optical viewfinder at waist level. This was indeed so much better for composition than the ordinary camera viewfinders, even those on rangefinder compacts.

The early digital EVFs were dire, and I only started to like them again when Minolta brought out their Dimage 7 series... the electronic viewfinder on that was moveable. Also the early LCDs washed out in interesting light rendering them as point and pray snap cameras.

Things are better today and I have a Sony DSLR with a huge electronic viewfinder and flip out LCD.  I often enjoy flipping that down and composing at waist level as i did all those years ago.  For quick use though I insist on a workable viewfinder.

No, you're not crazy... and now he have image stabilisation the 'better bracing' argument is no longer so valid either.

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