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Rory

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OVF + EVF
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:45:46 am »

For the technically inclined on this august forum: is it possible to combine an optical and electronic viewfinder in one camera?
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Rob C

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Re: OVF + EVF
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 11:02:28 am »

I think these already exist, to some extent - I hedge the veracity of the definitions - and though I have zero interest in camera reviews anymore (Leica remains too exotic for my pension), I do think such have been reviewed on LuLa recently.

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Re: OVF + EVF
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 11:13:50 am »

Would the Fuji X-PRO series count?

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Re: OVF + EVF
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 11:24:25 am »

For the technically inclined on this august forum: is it possible to combine an optical and electronic viewfinder in one camera?

If you use liveview with a loupe almost every DSLR is such a camera.
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Re: OVF + EVF
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 11:29:49 am »

Or the wonderful Fuji X100F and its predecessors.
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Re: OVF + EVF
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2017, 12:23:44 pm »

Or the wonderful Fuji X100F and its predecessors.

The hybrid viewfinder in the X100F looks interesting.  What I'm most interested in is combining a TTL OVF with an EVF.  I'd like to be able to flip back and forth or see EVF data (like focus peaking, histogram) overlaid on the OVF.
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Re: OVF + EVF
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2017, 12:49:35 pm »

I find the X100F non TTL OVF is fine for most uses and then if I am really concerned about exact composition or focus acquisition  I can switch to EVF. I think many X-Pro2 users always use the EVF which to my mind seems pointless although totally practical.

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Re: OVF + EVF
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2017, 03:05:55 pm »

I find the OVF on the X-Pro series good for 16-60 mm or 24 to 90 mm equvalent. Reminds me of the Leica CL of yester years.

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Re: OVF + EVF
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2017, 11:13:22 am »

So what is stopping Canon and Nikon from implementing a dual OVF/EVF?
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Re: OVF + EVF
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2017, 03:44:19 pm »

So what is stopping Canon and Nikon from implementing a dual OVF/EVF?

If I may be brave for a moment: maybe they don't equate these multi-trick ponies with thoroughbreds.

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Re: OVF + EVF
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2017, 03:48:02 pm »

But if folks want them, perhaps they should pay attention.

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Re: OVF + EVF
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2017, 04:19:07 pm »

OVF on an SLR relies on the mirror being down. EVF on an SLR relies on the mirror being up.  :)  A large part of the mirrorless appeal to camera makers has to do with reducing mechanical complexity (and thus manufacturing costs). A hybrid OVF/EVF adds rather than reduces complexity. I see the interest in a hybrid, to whatever extent it exists, as a short-term thing. Once the folks who got their start in pic taking with OVF cameras are “out of the picture” that interest will likely disappear. If I were a manufacturer I’d want to skip the hybrid stage altogether and go from OVF straight to EVF. And I suspect this is how it’ll play out.

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