I bought an Olympus 510, but the more I used it the more I became
irritated by the viewfinder display. It seemed to be right at the periphery of
my vision. I still use it when I need a lightweight, compact system but FAR
more of my digital shots are taken with a Canon G9 or Canon 40D.
I find that the viewfinder display of the 40D is a lot easier to use than that
of the 510. The 510 viewfinder is a real disappointment to me..and no
comparison to the wonderful view produced by the 4Ti.
This is one of the real downsides of digital cameras produced by Olympus.
--- On Tue, 30/3/10, Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [OM] 5D2 - onwership update no 3
> Each of us have our own tolerances of acceptability. Which
> drives one person
> bonkers is a non-issue to someone else. For me, viewfinder
> quality is HUGE
> and a make/break.
> Olympus has, other
> than the E-3, made simply the worst viewfinders in the
> digital age.
> Appalling viewfinders. Shameful. I may never buy another
> Olympus again
> torrid. The E-3 is the best of the FourThirds cameras, but
> that's not saying
> much. You still can't manually focus any lens with any
> sense of speed. And
> given Olympus track-record of preserving good things,
> they'll probably trash
> the viewfinder in the E-3 replacement. I'm hoping
> that I'm wrong and
> they'll pleasantly surprise me, but I'm not expecting much
> from them.
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