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A7RII EVF - what's it look like?

 
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Aug 29, 2015 15:25 |  #1

I'm wondering if anyone has come across any screen shots or [Better yet] video of the EVF in action. As a Canon shooter (5DIII) I'm so curious as to what using an EVF is like in "real life" and especially, what focus peaking looks like. Undestanding that having one in hand would be best (but impossible at the moment), can anyone share any links or resources with this kind of specific information?




  
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Aug 29, 2015 15:54 |  #2

You just have to try it, Whether you rent or borrow it's a very personal thing. I love it but also love my 5DIII.


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Aug 29, 2015 19:00 |  #3

RockPaperScissors wrote in post #17687801 (external link)
I'm wondering if anyone has come across any screen shots or [Better yet] video of the EVF in action. As a Canon shooter (5DIII) I'm so curious as to what using an EVF is like in "real life" and especially, what focus peaking looks like. Undestanding that having one in hand would be best (but impossible at the moment), can anyone share any links or resources with this kind of specific information?

Most Best Buy's have the original a7 and sometimes the a7ii on display. Go check one out if you can. If you live outside of the US, I would try finding a camera store in your area to check them out in person.


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Aug 31, 2015 10:17 |  #4

Put your 5DIII in live view....imagine that view within the viewfinder. Download Magic Lantern into your 5DIII if you want to get a sense of how focus peaking works.

Granted the implementation of live-view in the viewfinder is better with the sony, but that should give you somewhat of an idea of how the EVF looks.


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Aug 31, 2015 13:10 |  #5

I have the A7r and I came from a 6d.
I certainly squint less as the picture is brighter.
I wish it was even brighter for my bad eyesight.. I'd pay more for that.


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Sep 01, 2015 15:34 |  #6

Yeah, it's really just something you'd have to try. It definitely takes some getting used to.

At first I wasn't sure I liked it. I felt less connected to my subject. But then I started to realize that as much as I felt less connected to the subject, I felt a lot more connected to the image I was about to take. No more switching lenses in a hurry, then realizing 10 shots later that they were all underexposed because you went from f/1.4 to f/4 because of the lens. WYSIWYG viewfinder. Love that.

Focus peaking in the EVF is frickin brilliant. What it looks like? Tiny dots just start appearing wherever there is sharp focus. At slower apertures, this can be hit or miss in terms of effectiveness, but it's VERY effective at wide apertures with sharp lenses. The 85Lii, for example, is shockingly easy to MF wide open.


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Sep 03, 2015 23:19 as a reply to  @ bpaulette's post |  #7

I've had the A7rii since it was released and yet to use the EVF :)




  
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