Do you still prefers the OVF?

2 months 3 weeks ago #745814 by Harrison J
As I sit here and fidget around with my D700 and D850, I'm toyed with the idea of switching to mirrorless 100%.  But for me, I can't get over of ditching my OVF.  Some say EVF delivers more real time info that is displayed.  But for me, OVF is so sharp and clean to look at.  I guess because of what I shoot most of the time, I don't need to change my settings that much.  So for me, I still prefer the OVF, what about you?

I can't be the only one?


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2 months 3 weeks ago #745816 by TCav
While the EVF does stuff like show properly exposed images when using an OVF in low light is tough, and it will show the effects of the Lens Compensations that are common with Mirrorless lenses, most of those features are already available with the 'Live View' on DSLR monitors, so you're not really buying anything.


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2 months 3 weeks ago #745823 by db3348
Generally yes , although I occasionally switch to LCD .  


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2 months 3 weeks ago #745827 by CharleyL
I haven't accepted "mirrorless", yet. I borrowed one for a day, and gave it back, just before buying a Canon 90D recently. "Live View" on a DSLR does the same thing with a larger screen, and the 90D offers the latest in face follow focusing, etc. at a much lower price. I have always embraced new technology shortly after it became available, but "going mirror less", and at the significantly higher prices, plus the need for lens replacements or adapters, is just something that I'm not willing to do, probably until I absolutely have to. My 4 newest digital cameras are all less than 3 years old, so they shouldn't become  maintenance problems very soon. This is one step in technology at a significantly higher price that makes me wonder if I really need it. So, I think I'll be using what I have for a few more years, at least before upgrading, because I just don't see the benefits for the higher costs.

Charley








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2 months 3 weeks ago #745830 by Ozzie_Traveller

CharleyL wrote: I haven't accepted "mirrorless", yet. ...... My .... cameras are all less than 3 years old, so they shouldn't become  maintenance problems very soon. This is one step in technology at a significantly higher price that makes me wonder if I really need it. So, I think I'll be using what I have for a few more years, at least before upgrading, because I just don't see the benefits for the higher costs.
Charley

G'day fellas

The change from mirror-clunker + OVF to mirrorless + EVF seems to me to be about as dramatic as film to digital was 18-20 yrs ago ie- there are big differences, big advantages and some disadvantages, along with some cost issues re- old technology vs new technology

Today's mirrorless with viewing directly off the sensor and via an EVF is little different from what I have been enjoying for 20 yrs via superzoom / bridge cameras with the same technology and the EVF.  I have seen EVF design / developments go ahead at 'rocket-speed' and today's EVFs are magic in so many ways

Certainly, 20 yrs back when I first tried EVF against my film-camera / OVF Pentax and RIcoh bodies, I had to trust that the results matched the expectations, as back then, the EVF was pretty basic when compared with today's EVF offerings

So, while I am 100% for the EVF mirrorless / viewfinder, my 100% for you blokes is "until there is a need to change, keep using your perfectly okay mirror-clunker + OVF".  Give it 3-5 yrs and your current cameras + lenses are showing their age, then by all means swap over to whatever happens to be best for you at that time

In the meantime you and I will still be subjected to advertising / media / magazine articles extolling the virtues of mirrorless + EVF + other things yet to come along .... but let it go thru to the catcher / wicket-keeper and just enjoy the equipment that you have

Hope this helps
Phil

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2 months 3 weeks ago - 2 months 3 weeks ago #745865 by TCav


Every lens I own I bought used (save one). I couldn't do that, and can't afford to replace all my lenses with new mirrorless lenses.

I'll stick with what I've got for now.


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2 months 3 weeks ago #745906 by Ian Stone
I use both, but mostly EVF.  Each has pros and cons, however for most of my work, EVF checks off the most amount of boxes.  


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2 months 2 weeks ago #746020 by Garbo
I prefer mirrorless cameras, but do appreciate my OVF from my old DSLR!

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