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fotocrack wrote in post #15365019
The feature I wished the 5D3 had is the ability to see the histogram in the ViewFinder.
I would absolutely love this.
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Yogi Bear wrote in post #15367590
I don't see why it should be 'costly'. The 7D, 5D3 and 1DX all have active matrix, transmissive LCDs in the OVFs. If focus points can be 'overlaid', why not histograms and other data too?
Agreed, although blinking a few focus points is probably a lot simpler than showing a histogram that consists of lots of little dots that change every few seconds.
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EVF could be the way to go, but for me, for very different reasons than above:
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Before the 10D came out, I had an old Canon Pro90 (non DSLR).
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Apr 05, 2013 21:48 as a reply to @ Jim_T's post |
I don't know. Maybe look through the OVF and focus on composition? Exposure is easily determined with the meter at the bottom. WB is for post, not for shooting in my experience. That is much easier to fix than lousy composition.
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A hybrid viewfinder would be fantastic and I would love all of its benefits as long as the lag times are very short.
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If I'm reading that correctly, which is a wee bit hard to understand due to the translation, using that system it sounds like when the mirror is up, you get to see what you normally would in live view through the viewfinder. And be able to zoom in to check/adjust focus, check an electronic level and view exposure, WB etc etc. When the mirror is down, you get a normal OVF, and also get to see AF points as well as a histogram and other details/information. That sounds absolutely brilliant to me.
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the only thing I want makers to put back in the viewfinder is a manual focus guide.
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I've got nothing against electronic viewfinders in principle, but I've yet to see one I like. Of course this will change as designs improve.