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| p.2 #11 · Full frame dSLR for manual focus? |
A couple notes.
If you like the NEX+EVF for LV, be sure to look at the A99, it's FF and has an EVF superior to any NEX other than the NEX-6. The A77 and A65 also share the earlier revision of the 2.4MP EVF so they're very similar to the NEX-5N/5R/7 for EVF performance (the lower end SLT's in the A5x and A3x lines have a lower-spec EVF that's adequate but not nearly as good as the excellent 2.4MP unit).
As to OVF's, the OM finders are highly overrated. They're big, but the focus screens are your choice of poor or awful (the newer ones are poor, the older ones awful), an A900 with an M screen is far superior for manual focus.
For comparable film bodies, just about all have better finders in reality, if not on paper (comparable bodies that is, ie FM vs OM-1 or an FA vs OM-4T). I was very happy to get rid of my OM-4T and OM-1, in good part because of the poor finders. They're also very poorly built for 'Pro' bodies, I was not impressed with the build or the performance and the only OM body I'd consider buying again is the OM2000, which is cheap plastic and not designed by Olympus, I found it to be a lot more likeable than the actual OM's. Liked the glass but the more I used the bodies the less I liked them. Magnification is not everything as the OM finders and Pentax's very similar MX prove.