Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by PhotoWrangler, Sep 10, 2012.
But even with the EVF they are smaller, lighter, and more compact. Mission accomplished, no?
Yup... like getting out of a truck, and crawling into a Smart Car.
Why do DSLRs need live view?
I have a Sigma DP1s and it is very real!
Agree. Many of us don't want to take a picture at arms length and have become accustomed to the viewfinder as a means of composing, and also as a means of anchoring the camera for slow shutter speeds. EVIL has accomplished all of that and more, in a smaller size. Now you can choose to get histogram and other info in the viewfinder, negating the need to ever look away from it. <grin>.
I haven't had an opportunity to look at an EVF yet. I heard they aren't quite up to the view I can see out of my D700 yet.
Another reason I am holding off is the IQ. I am not convinced it is as good as D700 yet. I know the sensors in the best of them are a bit more advanced in high ISO, but they are also smaller pixels. Not sure why but I think that matters in IQ.
It remains to be seen if EVIL can make a full frame sensor. I don't think they can, without making the body, or at least the lenses bigger again. And that would diminish their reason for being.
Ooo baby get your troll on!
Then why are you shooting digital? If you truly don't like change, you'd be shooting film.
They're not "crap", they're just "different"...
Many great shots from many different type cameras everywhere. Mirrorless suit some and not others. There will be optical viewfinders around for a while yet. At the rate of technology now it may be evfs will be better than optical viewfinders eventually.
I have and use a d700 and an OMD-Em5 and find myself using the OMD more and more and the 700 less and less.
Perhaps you need to test one out before trashing the concept and the results.
Chris, don't you have a DSLR? About a decade ago the purists would have considered you heretical.
^This! I hate trying to use a display in bright light.. they all suck at that. (I guess that is why they make hoods for them, lol!) Viewfinders rock for allowing one to concentrate on your subject, look for flaws, be the best that you can be!
As far as a camera that will fit in my pocket... I'll pass.
Asking a question within the same context of claiming its crap?
Might as well go full in on this troll fest.... Why would anyone shoot with Nikon crap?
I use mine when I have the camera positioned above my head or close to the ground or any other position in which I cannot easily look into the viewfinder. I don't use it often, but when I need it, it is available.
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