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Viewfinder options?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Synomis192, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Synomis192

    Synomis192 TalkEmount Regular

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    May 26, 2013
    I after using my NEX F3 for quite a while. I realize that not having a dedicated viewfinder sucks a lot in direct sun. So I've been hunting down some different viewfinders for the NEX. But I can't seem to find a good one. Some use a magnetic frame that attaches to the tripod, but people have stated that the magnetic strips damage the autofocus of the camera (then again, I don't use AF so...). Then there's the viewfinder that attaches directly to the screen of the NEX but that's kind of risky

    Can anyone give me a good viewfinder option for the NEX.

    The FDA-EV1s is too expensive right now and I use the external port to trigger my Canon 430exII that's attached via a bracket. haha.
     
  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 9, 2011
    As an F3 owner myself (without an EVF), IMHO while expensive, the FDA-EV1 is your best option...or perhaps sell your F3 & get a NEX-6?
     
  3. Synomis192

    Synomis192 TalkEmount Regular

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    May 26, 2013
    Maybe, I'll the the FDA-EV1 soon. But For now, I've been considering some options other than the most expensive option.
     
  4. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    I am using the FDA-EV1. but I rarely use it these days.... IT looks nice but I feel more free with the tilted screen
    Alex
     
  5. Simsy

    Simsy TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 23, 2012
    If I didn't buy the FDA-EV1 Im pretty sure that I would of got rid of my f3 in favour of a nex 6 by now, by adding the viewfinder you will find the f3 suddenly becomes a lot better then it has any rights to be.
     
  6. Synomis192

    Synomis192 TalkEmount Regular

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    May 26, 2013
    Maybe I'll get it as a long term investment item :D
     
  7. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hi,
    have you also found it easier to focus with the view finder compare to the normal high peaking function?

    Regards
    Alex