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Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    OVF, EVF or backscreen to compose.
    Which is your favourite one and why?
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  2. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    If I knew what you meant I might vote, but you are way beyond me!
  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Herman The Stimulator translation: OVF = optical viewfinder; EVF = electronic viewfinder; back screen = LCD on the camera's back.

    I'm generally an EVF addict, but I do like my LCD and wish it was a flip up (the X101?:wink:), but a good OVF with info. is very handy, too. I am much too much of a diplomat to be an all or nothing voter, Herman.:biggrin:
  4. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Depends on the camera, for the X100, the e-p2 and the e-pl1 I prefer the EVF. On the Nex 5 and the lx5, I have no option but to use the LCD screen to compose pictures.

    What do you prefer Herman?
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Good points, Karen. I loved my Olympus EVF and feel that the X100's is just as good and possibly even better due to info options.
  6. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Depends on the situation and camera

    I find the flip screen on the G1 and Canon Powershot very useful

    I find the flip screen more useful that the standard "flat" LCD screen

    on my DSLR I prefer the OVF, except when doing tripod work when the use of the LCD in preview and manual focus mode is very good, (useful)

    and on the M8 I have no option - so it's OVF and scale focussing

    So what I need, Herman, screen and viewfinder wise - is the functionality of the Nikon D300 in a Leica M Body with a swivel Canon or Panasonic LCD screen - but I don't think Mr Leica will accommodate "anytime soon" as you "cross the pond" people say
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  7. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    I've been an OVF guy for a long time. I've been using the EP1, so forced to LCD, with the EP3 I was going to get the EVF, but now with touch-to-shoot on the LCD, this is MUCH easier than a VF, focus and recompose.