Why Thom is wrong...

Started Sep 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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MichaelKJ Veteran Member • Posts: 3,465
Re: Why Thom is wrong...

Richard wrote:

Definition of viewfinder

view·find·er (vy f n d r). n. A device on a camera that indicates, either optically or electronically, what will appear in the field of view of the lens.

The screen on the back of any camera does that, you don't need to put your eye to it, your argument does not hold water because you don't understand the definition. If you feel that need to put your eye up to it, they make units that take the screen on the back of any camera and put a lens to it.

An electronic viewfinder (EVF) is a camera viewfinder where the image captured by the lens is projected electronically onto a miniature display. The image on this display is used to assist in aiming the camera at the scene to be photographed. It differs from a live preview screen in being smaller and shaded from ambient light.


One can always come up with a definition that suits their own needs.  Why quibble about semantics when you know that the EVF as defined in Wikipedia is central to the debate about whether FF mirrorless will someday replace FF DSLRs?

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