Desiring OVF

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Desiring OVF

I'm so missing an OVF.

You know I have an GFX 50S (and GH5 for video), and of course I know the advantages of MILCs (and conversely the direct corollary disadvantages of dSLRs, focusing not as accurate / AF lens adjustments, mirror slap, etc), but I really miss looking through an OVF. Seeing the actual light reflected off my subject, in a VF, is I realise an important part of photographic magic for me - all the subtlety of the actual light I'm about to capture - rather than seeing that magic later in ACR.

And no 'hurry up and take the shot!' battery-drain of EVFs with an OVF.

Is it crazy to add a dSLR to my GFX (not as a replacement) for the OVF experience - which indeed isn't just an 'experience', but since using EVFs and being totally honest I'm not composing shots as well as I did with OVFs (and actually I see the same from other photographers).

I'm considering a D850 or 645z, or anything else you might suggest, even lighter-weight could be an advantage as a side-kick to the GFX, so I'm even looking at a lower-res option, a Pentax KP. Rangefinder cameras are out of the question, I want the focusing-screen experience. The speed of the D850 isn't on my radar, though a small 28mm lens is - with proper mechanical manual focus, and as this would be an additional camera, the 3:2 ratio would also be valid difference (I probably fractionally prefer 3:2 to 4:3 but there's not a lot in it, having both would though be refreshing - and again yes I know I can crop to different ratios in the EVF with the GFX - but it's not the same - it's an EVF).


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Olympus E-300 Fujifilm GFX 50S Panasonic GH5 +5 more
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Nikon D850 Panasonic GH5 Pentax 645Z Pentax KP
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