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    Viewfinder Sony Nex7 vs. Alpha7R (Alpha99)

    Could anyone clarify for me what if any differences there are between the original nex electronic viewfinder and the latest? From my reading of the specs the newer ones have a 0.71 magnification but the same number of dots (2,359). The latest also mention "brightness control". Does this change the contrast of the viewed image to make it more useable/accurate?

    I've been disappointed with the experience of using my next viewfinder and I wonder if the newer ones are more satisfying to use? Would they seem different?

    Thanks for any feedback.

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    Re: Viewfinder Sony Nex7 vs. Alpha7R (Alpha99)

    After 20 Nov, I will be able to give you give an answer to your question.

    If you did not like NEx-7's EVf, the chances are that you will not like the A7's EVF.
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    Re: Viewfinder Sony Nex7 vs. Alpha7R (Alpha99)

    Not bad viewfinders make bad photos .... bad people behind viewfinders make bad photos!

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    Re: Viewfinder Sony Nex7 vs. Alpha7R (Alpha99)

    Not an answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hot View Post
    Not bad viewfinders make bad photos .... bad people behind viewfinders make bad photos!

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    Re: Viewfinder Sony Nex7 vs. Alpha7R (Alpha99)

    I have a NEX 7 and I had an A7 and A7R in my hands the other night. I think their viewfinders are very good and quite natural to look at. I find my NEX 7 EVF to be too much like a screen that I'm too close to but I didn't think that with the short use I had with the new cameras.

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    Re: Viewfinder Sony Nex7 vs. Alpha7R (Alpha99)

    If the EVF is anything like the one in the E-M1 it will be fine for me.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Re: Viewfinder Sony Nex7 vs. Alpha7R (Alpha99)

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    If the EVF is anything like the one in the E-M1 it will be fine for me.
    It is the same E-VF as the one in the E-M1 and as the VF-4 available for the Pens. It is the last high end E-VF model produced by Epson.

    Now, the implementation could be different (refresh rate, live view rendering, etc.)
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    Re: Viewfinder Sony Nex7 vs. Alpha7R (Alpha99)

    Quote Originally Posted by Annna T View Post
    It is the same E-VF as the one in the E-M1 and as the VF-4 available for the Pens. It is the last high end E-VF model produced by Epson.

    Now, the implementation could be different (refresh rate, live view rendering, etc.)

    Many thanks. That is my understanding as well.
    I have used the VF-4 since its introduction on my E-M5.
    Just wonderful. Quite an improvement.

    VF-4: 2.36 million pixel resolution LCD, 1.48x magnification, 100% field of view
    Olympus VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder for Select V329140BU000 B&H

    Last edited by k-hawinkler; 3rd November 2013 at 08:34.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Re: Viewfinder Sony Nex7 vs. Alpha7R (Alpha99)

    Only an A7/7R set up would be less compact.
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    Re: Viewfinder Sony Nex7 vs. Alpha7R (Alpha99)

    If the a7r is any thing like the RX-1 or even better in actual use, I will be very pleased.

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    Re: Viewfinder Sony Nex7 vs. Alpha7R (Alpha99)

    I have an NEX-6 and would like to share my experience so far with the A7R EVF.

    I can say that for eyeglass wearers the A7R EVF is a huge step up from the NEX-6.

    - Firstly the eye detect detects your eye further from the EVF which is great as previously wearing large glasses, the NEX-6 would switch even with my eye to the EVF (as my eyeglasses introduce too much separation from the EVF)

    - Importantly the EVF size and brightness makes it much easier to MF

    - Very little tearing of image and lag

    - Off angle viewing does not result in excessive image tearing

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