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I did consider those EVFs, but the resolution put me off. My E-M1 MkII has an LCD with approx 1280 x 800 resolution and when I place my Hoodman loupe over it, the quality isn't much chop; it distorts and doesn't make viewing that great. The Hoodman loupe was 'the' quality loupe of the day. The EVF, on the other hand, is excellent (approx 1820 x 1200) and there are even higher resolution ones about nowadays.

At the moment my Blackmagic VA 12G is working quite well (at half power) and with the monitor hood I cobbled up for it, may suffice come summer.

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After some pondering of this new EVF, it still represents a rehash of very old technology ie, placing a hood over a mirrorless/DSLR LCD. At ~1.2MP resolution vs 4MP+/- of mirrorless camera EVFs, this is still a dull little toy by comparison.

These are the specs of my Olympus E-M1 MkII EVF (later cameras are much better):

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EVF; High-speed (120fps) low latency (6ms) 2.36M-dot LCD, 1.30x - 1.48x magnification, 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor

It seems like a rehash of sorts (with slight improvements) of this EVF: http://www.feelworld.cn/ShowInfo.aspx?id=235&py=FEELWORLD-3-5-EVF-Electronic-Viewfinder-with-HDMI-Input-Output-E350, which I have pondered from time to time of getting, but it's still quite large.

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I hadn’t actually seen that Feelworld one before. They’re visually similar, but I think that’s where the similarities end.

I wonder if the lower resolution of this compared to your that Olympus one are actually ok, because of the way the magnification optics perform?

It’s a budget option for sure... both in price and spec. But I’m curious to see quality reviews about how good the image actually is.

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6 hours ago, Nezih said:

I wonder if the lower resolution of this compared to your that Olympus one are actually ok, because of the way the magnification optics perform?

My suspicions are that it won't work as well, by a significant margin. I have a Hoodman loupe which emulates what these EVFs do and magnifying a 3.5" LCD screen isn't anywhere near as high a quality or of similar usability as the regular EVFs. But yes, only time will tell when reviews come out. I'd love to see a comparison made with this 'EVF' and say a mirrorless LCD and loupe.

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