Faked DSLR - A new trend for the mirrorless.

Started Jan 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
67gtonr Senior Member • Posts: 1,112
Re: Faked DSLR - A new trend for the mirrorless.

PenPix wrote:

When you bring the camera up to take a picture, your eye, viewfinder, flash, lens, and supporting hand, are all centrally aligned to the subject. Ergonomically it's very natural. (Guns and rifles are aligned that way!)

Pick up a rangefinder type mirrorless, and you'll have to scoot over 2-3 inches to the left be centred… at least with close subjects. I'm used to that now and position myself accordingly when I use my X-E1. However when I was comparing an OM-D and X-PRO1 yesterday, the OM-D felt more natural when using the EVF.

This is also the reason why viewfinders are inferior to Live View screens centrally located behind the lens, the EVF/OVF may be "centrally aligned to the subject" but only on one axis, the screen view is centrally aligned to the subject at every angle and is thus inherently more accurate than any viewfinder.

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