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03-29-2014, 08:34 PM   #151
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The evf in the a7. Not enough ppi and refresh rate for me. As a primary shooting device I should point out. For a portable always with you camera I'd love an a6k when the price comes down over here(its over a grand in au!). But the premium for an evf that would be good enough right now would price the cameras out of competition. Seeing the price the f35 helmets cost, it might be a few years yet!

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QuoteOriginally posted by bibz Quote
The evf in the a7. Not enough ppi and refresh rate for me.
the refresh rate you are referring to becomes an issue only in really low-light conditions, where the evf refresh rate does slow down, because you have selected camera settings that duplicate, in the evf, the actual exposure setting that the lens is seeing when the picture is taken... it's called what-you-see-is-what-you-get

afaik, no ovf can duplicate those camera shutter setting conditions in the viewfinder? with my old pentax ovf, i had to open the aperture all the way up to set the focus before shooting, which is not necessary with the right evf setup.

a7r viewfinder: .071x
k-3 viewfinder: .062x

ppi? the k-3 viewfinder doesn't have a dpi rating, and afaik, there isn't any magnify functionality... i'm not seeing where the smaller pentax picture is better than the bigger sony picture.
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The EOSHD Sony A7 Series Shooter’s Guide to Full Frame Lenses

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Canon EF
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Leica R
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