rjx wrote in post #14925469
Because some people prefer to compose while looking through the camera as opposed to looking at some tiny screen. IMO it's more zen-like. I feel more involved with the photographic process looking through the camera and into the scene.
An EVF gives you the same through-the-lens view (more accurately, in fact - it's straight off the sensor, gives you the dynamic range as seen by the sensor and allows for use of sensor-based stabilisation) and you can still hold your face to the camera if you want.
On the tripod i'm in live view 99% of the time. But when it comes to shooting handheld, I use the VF as much as possible.
That's probably why - I'm on a tripod 99% of the time...
And while looking through the VF I prefer how the camera is pressed against my face as I feel I can better stabilize the camera than holding it out in front of me, especially with long telephoto lenses.
You can use an EVF that way too - it's not just the LCD on the back of the camera.