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| p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Full Frame with no AA filter |
Doug, do you actually find the OVF that useful? Any technique? Shoot and hope?!
I find the OVF really useful. In fact, I nearly always use it. Since there is no horizontal parallax, I don't find my AF rate to be any worse than with the X100/X100s. I delinked the AE from the shutter, and the camera's metering is very good. I trust it more than my M9's metering in manual mode.
Of course, I can always use the LCD if I have a situation that looks like it will be particularly tough in terms of AF or metering, but that is relatively rare. Once you learn to visualize where the center AF point would be in the OVF (I use a Voigtlander,) and then visualize it dropping slightly as the subject gets close, it's pretty easy. You can "feel" the AF lock in your hands, so an AF confirmation light isn't really even necessary. The RX1's isn't a speed demon, but it nearly always locks on.
I was surprised by all of this. I didn't expect to feel confident in the OVF, so I ordered an EVF, too, but I've since gotten rid of the EVF, because I never used it. I've certainly changed tunes with the whole thing, and I appreciate the modularity of the RX1's viewfinders.