The long-awaited Canon 1DX Mark III was announced earlier this year, and first-hand impressions are coming in. Sadly, not all of them are positive, considering that some users have been experiencing problems with their camera. According to reports from several users, the OVF in their camera freezes mid-shoot during burst mode.
This would be absolutely amazing if it turns out to be true. Nikon have filed a couple of patents for hybrid viewfinders in the past, but eagle eyed Flickr user, Anankhepi believes it may be on the way. Two dark circles above the viewfinder in the leaked Nikon D850 photos are the clue.
On first glance, one might simply believe them to be screw holes, but they don’t exist in any other camera in Nikon’s lineup. And never have. He believes these holes contain sensors to detect when the camera is being held up to your eye. This video from Angry Photographer goes into more detail about how this may work.
OVF vs EVF! Let’s the bloody war begin ;)
The world is divided in two… always, that is why there is people making a lot of money selling t-shirts for opposite points of view!
The users of mirrorless camera are not different, photographers loving the optical viewfinder and photographers loving the electronic viewfinder and hating each other.