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Joseph Marney wrote:
FWIW, I have compared the NEX-7 and Olympus VF-2 viewfinders, and prefer the latter, in spite of its lower resolution. the gaps between pixels is smaller, or something, and it reacts a little quicker.
Same experience b/w the NEX-7 and OM-D. Even though the OM-D EVF is lower resolution, it doesn't block up as bad and isn't nearly as noisy when boosting for low light. Also, I experienced a strange color shift with the NEX-7 my eye was not right on axis with the viewfinder.
And, having owned the A850 - very much preferred that to either, but I'm realize that EVf is pretty much the future, and am not going to sit here and curmudgeonly oppose it, but rather hope for it's continued improvement.
i agree about the VF-2 viewfinder looking more natural with stock settings, but a few tweaks to the jpeg settings made the NEX-7 evf look better than the OM-D to me. more importantly (to me), i find manual focus without magnification or peaking to be much more accurate with the NEX-7 evf and it's not even close when you add peaking. the big problem with the NEX-7 evf for me is it's sensitivity to eye location combined with the terrible eye cup. your eye must be exactly in the center of the viewfinder otherwise you see lots of smearing, CA, etc and the eye cup is too poorly shaped to easily rest against to hold your eye in the right position (it's not so good at actually blocking light either). i don't remember whether the a77 is better in this regard. i've been using the rubber hood from my 40 cron as an eye cup on my NEX-7 and it is a big improvement for maintaining eye position, but doesn't do near as well at blocking stray light since it has a much bigger opening. got find a good source for binocular or telescope eye cups...