Is a $350 really worth it?

scientist88

New to TalkEmount
$350 for a viewfinder?!?! C'mon, is it really worth that much? I don't yet have a Sony NEX camera, though i'm pretty sure I'm gonna get one soon, but is a viewfinder really worth 350 dollars? My real question is, does anybody have a NEX, and have they ever yet wished that they had a viewfinder? Thanks
 

teshi

TalkEmount Rookie
In short, I would! I really liked the EVF, I mean a lot. Since ive put money aside for the NEX-7, I wont need to worry about it but if there was no 7 then my initial purchase would be NEX-5n and EVF. I got used to it quite quickly and ideal for what I like to shoot.
 

JJJPhoto

TalkEmount Regular
The biggest reason I placed a pre-order for the NEX-7 instead of the 5n is that I want a viewfinder and the cost of the 5n with viewfinder is just too close to the NEX-7. Yes, the 5n with viewfinder is slightly cheaper, but the NEX-7 looks like a much better camera even if it used the same 16mp sensor. I know I would kick myself later if I bought the 5n rather than spend that little extra for the 7.
 

macjim

TalkEmount Regular
I've said the same thing about digital cameras since I first won my first digital, a kodak, and I still say that now. Why should they be almost two to three times more than a film camera equivalent as they do not have the film roll mechanism etc, just electronics. So I sympathise and agree with your comment regarding the price of the viewfinder. I want to get it too but I'll need to wait till either the price comes down or till I can afford it.


Cheers, Macjim.
 
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