My GH3 EVF - a new observation and opinion

Started Jan 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP sea_dragon Contributing Member • Posts: 795
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JEDay wrote:

Marco, this has me pretty baffled. I'm sorry to hear that your second unit is no better than your first. As you know I can't say the same.

My second GH3 is definitely an improvement over the first. The white smearing of the on screen text has been eliminated entirely and the area of focus is larger than the first one. If I tilt the camera or change eye position, the text remains clear with one small area going out of focus slightly, but no smearing or ghosting. My first unit had smearing with or without my glasses on and now I have no issue in either case. The color issue is still there but as you know I thought it might be slightly better. That could be because I've refined my custom white balance adjustments over time.

This second camera EVF is so good that I understood why some people had no issue with it at all, and were wondering what all the complaining was about. Having had a bad one, I know it to be a real issue.


Hi Jack,

This is good news.  It's also great to hear from someone who saw the issues we are talking about and can make a solid comparison.  Sounds like there may indeed be different components being used in different batches.  I made note of the serial number of the camera I looked at today (that still has the distorted EVF).  It was WE3AA001116.

Just curious, is your serial number significantly different?


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