Re: A. Digital camera - Panasonic Lumix G1
I have one of these and I find it a joy to use.
There is a delay between reality and the EVF display, but it's a fraction of a second and I can't see it being an issue for anything but really fast action. I use mine with a Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 and it allows hand held shots at 1/20 sec and a little slower and that offsets the relatively poor (to a 5D) higher ISO performance. However, I find that everything up to and including ISO 1600 is usable and only 3200 is poor but even then usable after processing and especially so if you're able to ETTR and then back it off later.
I shoot with the EVF and the back screen closed to the camera and only have to use the menu system to format the card. Everything else I want to do is achieved via the external controls.
I've done some indoor low light testing, in lower light than I'd actually shoot or even probably encounter outside where there's usually at least some light, and I found that in very low light the EVF gain allowed me to see and focus in darkness that made even manually focusing with a 5D+50mm f1.4 completely impossible as no real detail could be seen. In almost total darkness though I found that the EVF blacks out whereas the 5D OVF at least allowed me to see some outline and at least allowed the camera to be pointed in the right direction.
I really like my G1.
PS. I nearly forgot... The magnified view for fcusing is great as is the in EVF histogram
Last edited by alanS; 16-03-2012 at 14:18.
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