why give up OVF with MirrorLess camera like Nex

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
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GaryW Veteran Member • Posts: 8,225
Re: why give up OVF with MirrorLess camera like Nex

I haven't seen anyone mention my favorite reason that EVF>OVF -- focus magnification.  I briefly used a friend's Canon and was reminded that I like OVF just fine until I wanted to focus better on something then... wait, no magnification!  I'm so used to DMF mode, now.  It's a valuable tool.  And focus peaking.

I suppose there are different kinds of focusing screens for DSLRs, but then, only more expensive cameras allow users to change them.  Then FF > APS-C.  It's just not ideal.

About rangefinder-style OVFs, they were still in use after SLRs, but the rangefinder-style camera became more simplified (going to "scale focus" and then autofocus), and the small non-TTL viewfinder even was used in many P&S digital cameras.  I wouldn't mind a Fuji-style hybrid VF.

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