Which viewfinder you prefer?

Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
For me, OVF. I looked thru a Canon 6D viewfinder recently and if I could have that on all my cameras I would be in VF heaven. However, given the limitations of the tech, either will do, as long as its fairly big and bright.
 

stillshunter

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Nov 5, 2010
123
Down Under
Mark
I quite like the choice of either at the flick of a switch. As each has its merits in different situations. Go Fuji! Giving me OVF, EVF, LCD or nothing at all.
 
Mar 3, 2013
123
John Griggs
I don't wish for even the best DSLR pentaprism viewfinders anymore: too dark, not enough information. I'm an EVF convert and never thought I would be.

In decent light I still like a DSLR OVF okay, but in a very dark situation, I still have enough light to see something in an EVF when I'd be struggling to frame it with a reflex OVF.

I really like the Fuji hybrid ones the best though -- but I don't own one. It's based on just trying some other folks cameras.
 

wt21

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Aug 15, 2010
123
I can't decide. They're all good, and all have their weakness.

I love the OVF on my 6D. Big and bright, and there's something natural about looking through glass, instead of an up-close image. But getting exposure right can be tricky.

I loved the EVF on my OMD for seeing the exposure and other impacts of my settings, but the contrast and colors were never quite right.

I also like just using an LCD sometimes, too. It's less intimidating for the subject.

Sometimes (with a wide angle lens) I just shoot blind.

I didn't like the parallax on the XPro 1, though. That threw me off, since the framing lines wouldn't show up until after focus lock.
 

Covey22

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Feb 3, 2012
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EVFs are getting better. Still not the best for tracking shots/fast action because of the refresh rate, but the advantages of live-view (exposure, white balance, etc) are compelling. Given my druthers, I'll take a VF or and EVF over none. That being said, when you don't want to be noticed, nothing beats playing "Lost Tourista" :) with a rear LCD only camera. You can usually get the shot you want with no one giving you a second glance.
 

Isoterica

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Dec 6, 2011
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I quite like the choice of either at the flick of a switch. As each has its merits in different situations. Go Fuji! Giving me OVF, EVF, LCD or nothing at all.
Agreeing here, I like options. Through the lens over electronic, but also like the ability to compose on the lcd as well as a backup.
 

Biro

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Aug 7, 2011
124
Jersey Shore
Steve
I have no problems working with either an OVF or EVF, just as long as there is a viewfinder (at least in most cases). But if you push me into a corner and force me to choose, I'd go with the EVF. They've simply become too good and too useful to pass up.
 

Ripleysbaby

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Sep 9, 2011
123
Cumbria UK
Garry
I am also an EVF convert. The V1 I find top notch. I am very happy with it.. Sorry. Them. I now have @ V1's
One for the 10mm & one for the 18.5. Given the chance one for the 32 :eek:
 

bartjeej

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Nov 12, 2010
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bart
rear screen most of the time - I know a viewfinder sort of immerses you into the image you're about to make, but in doing so it creates a barrier between you and everything that's outside of the shot, and when it comes to people shots, it turns you into a talking camera. So, (rotating) rear screen in 90% of the cases. When you want to avoid the glare of the camera's screen attracting attention or disturbing others, having an OVF or EVF does come in nice though. Also, in a very small percentage of cases, shooting "blind".
 
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Thanks Sue for the reply.
How about the hybrid viewfinder of Fuji X Pro ?
I too like big and bright viewfinders.
Absolutely love it. I have no issues with the parallax view, and the flick of a switch, as Mark puts it, is incredibly useful. That said, on my X100, I nearly always use the OVF, only macro mode forces a change to EVF for obvious reasons... if you're that close to something and using the viewfinder, you wont be able to frame properly with the OVF.
 

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