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    EVF on a High MP OVF Camera for Ultimate Focus

    So I came within a day of buying the new new L SL as my eyesight is
    less than ideal at 60+ years.

    Then I realized that a big mirrorless with limited DR and
    smaller MP count would not be the best choice for someone
    who shoots rocks trees and anything that cannot talk back.

    So I dug around in the closet and this is my Nikon Frankenfinder ...

    Works like a dream ... not for the feint of heart or for street work
    but it is fine hand held and very very good on a tripod. Especially in
    very bright contrasty light where you cannot even see the LCD on the
    back of the camera.

    So I guess I can keep my Otus 55 85 ZF.2 135 25 and Nikon 50 F 1.2
    for a bit longer ...

    Nikon D810 50 F 1.2 Zacuto EVF Pro












    Camera in LV at 100% mag and the EVF at one to one pixel magnification is dead on accurate.


    Not recommended for sports or fashion runway shots.

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    Bob
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    Re: EVF on a High MP OVF Camera for Ultimate Focus

    Thank you for this post. I've been considering this for a while, particularly for video use. What kind of batteries does your monster eat? What was the cost of the exercise?

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    Re: EVF on a High MP OVF Camera for Ultimate Focus

    HI Jorgen,

    I was offered a new D4s at a surprising discount but am so enamored with the D810
    I passed.

    I purchased the Zacuto as a close out a number of months ago ... $400 for the EVF Pro


    My second as I had one a couple of years ago for video at >$995

    It uses the Canon LP-E6 which is the common battery for the Canon 7D 5D
    ... my wife has a 7D and a couple of batteries ... I now have about 6 of them.

    So in respect to full disclosure I own a Zacuto EVF Pro Convergent Design 7Q+
    and Black Magic Video Assist. The latter two are wonderful but still a bit challenged
    in very bright light. I may move to the Zacuto Gratical at a future date.

    Bob

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    Re: EVF on a High MP OVF Camera for Ultimate Focus

    OK

    One more

    Shooting into a backlit situation at wide open aperture


    Nikon D810 50 F 1.2 EVF Pro






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    Re: EVF on a High MP OVF Camera for Ultimate Focus

    Thanks Bob. The one I've been considering lately is the Blackmagic. It seems like a good deal and their Micro cameras look like interesting supplements to the D810.

    As for the D4s, I might have to skip that one for several reasons, and the D810/D700 combo does work very well

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    Re: EVF on a High MP OVF Camera for Ultimate Focus

    Yes the D4s is a bit long in the tooth ... 16 mp is a bit low without 4K or any other
    assist at this point.

    The D5 may be the answer if it arrives with the specs suggested by the clairvoyant. :buggies:

    And the BM looks good ... I have to take it out into the Texas sun to see if it will be that useful
    without a loop. And it is only HD not 4K.

    Bob

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    Re: EVF on a High MP OVF Camera for Ultimate Focus

    Nice idea and useful tip - great images - thanks for posting.

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    Re: EVF on a High MP OVF Camera for Ultimate Focus

    Interesting post thanks Bob, - what a pity my MF back dont have an HDMI port...they may have gotten more use...

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