My biggest problem with my X-E2--the EVF

Started May 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
Sal Baker Forum Pro • Posts: 10,130
Re: My biggest problem with my X-E2--the EVF

Marcos Villaroman wrote:

Jim Cassatt wrote:

Every one has made some excellent points. First off the picture, shown above, was fine. I could not see the detail in the water, nor on the rocks through the viewfinder. When I checked for the same thing off my back deck, the scene was very contrasty, but I was standing on a shaded porch, so the problem was not light entering the viewfinder. That picture was fine also. Compared well with the picture shot with my canon 5D MKIII.

Given we don't have EVFs with 16MP to match the 16MP in-sensor nor do we have 10-bit color, I can see why the complete scene wouldn't show the subtle contrast and color you can preceive with a very good OVF.

However, EVFs have the ability to zoom in extremely close which is the best you are ever going to get for critical manual focusing. I use liveview on my 5D3 a lot when I got the camera mounted on a tripod.

The thing is, I find fast manual focusing on the 5D3 to be harder to do than on my old 5D2 or on an EVF with decent manual focusing features such as focus peaking. It's a pity the 5D3 doesn't support interchangeable focus screens.

Bottom line for me is that I while I do wish EVF tech to continue to improve, with the X-T1, EVF improvement is far from my highest priority. So easy for me to adapt to the EVF and move on to other issues.

I still wish Fuji-X cameras to have improved AF speed; the ability to select AF points as effortless as can be done with the 5D3; better support for flash; etc.

I would never go back to an OVF.  A shoot a lot of landscapes, many of them multi-row stitched so I need (and enjoy) manual focus.  The nice big OVF in my 5DII was useless for critical manual focus so I always used live view.  Trying to see focus on an LCD on the back of the camera is much more difficult than having live view in the viewfinder.  The new FW update has increased the peaking focus aid dramatically IMO, and the velvet-smooth frame rate is a nice bonus.


 Sal Baker's gear list:Sal Baker's gear list
Ricoh GR Canon EOS 5D Mark II Fujifilm X-E2 Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM +7 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
(unknown member)
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow