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  1. ac12

    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I do not remember if it was this forum, where someone asked about the EVF.
    Well I discovered another plus for the EVF.

    I was shooting tennis, and the sunlight was so strong that I could not view the images on the back screen. No amount of shading was enough to do much good.
    The images were a bit under exposed, but I could not tell, as the background was dark. All that I could see was there were no blinking highlights on the subject.


     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    You shouldn't adjust the EV to make viewing them easier to see in bright light. You should adjust the screen brightness.
     
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    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I was shooting my D7200, so no EVF.
    I probably should have raised the back screen brightness. I don't know how much that would have helped, I will just have to experiment and see.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Then your original post makes no sense.
     
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    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The optical viewfinder on the D7200 was fine.
    But when I tried to check the exposure of the image that I shot, on the back screen, the bright sun level washed out the screen, making it difficult to see anything.
    An EVF would let me look at the image in the EVF, so I would not have to use the back screen to check exposure. Actually the EVF would have shown me that I was under exposed, before I pressed the shutter.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    My bad. I was thinking "EVF" meant you were using an adjustment in exposure in order to see the image after you took it.
     
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    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    In looking at my OP, I realize it wasn't very clear :(
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    When shooting in intensely bright sunlight, the Hoodman brand "chimney" caps are pretty handy...I have a couple for older d-slr models that I used to use.

    These days they have more products than they used to.

    HoodLoupes
     
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    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That would solve the problem.
    And that pix of one on a retractable belt holder is a neat idea to have it always available.

    Can you see edge to edge on the back screen, or it is just the center?
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    The Hoodman loupes that I bought were for the Nikon D1h and the D2x, which had pretty small screens, not like today's 3.2-inch monster-sized LCD screens...on the older Hoodman loupes, you could see pretty much the entire screen area. I am assuming that, with today's 3- and 3.2-inch sized rear screens, that they've incorporated some type of lens system that allows a pretty good field of view. It has been a decade since I actively used the Hoodman system, and the prices are substantially higher now, and I am assuming that the systems are even better. They've evolved quite a bit, from what I can see when perusing their website; they now have Hoodman Loupes to be used as EVF accessories for shooting video, etc..
     
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    Solarflare No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Shouldnt be hard to make a foldable sunlight protection screen for the backside monitor so one could see it even in sunlight. Personally I rarely had that problem though.

    I dont really get why this thread is about EVF because the monitor of a mirrorless will have the exact same issue.
     
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    EVF not the back LCD.
     

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