D-SLR and EVF differences

As a photographer, I have often considered very important for the equipment to fit the photographer’s need. For example, I find it more important for one to find the best tool for his needs, rather than the most expensive, most branded and most popular object on the market. You see, one can become an excellent photographer with a lower quality camera because at the right point, the photographer will realize that the technical limitations are setting him back. As long as you have a lot more to learn about photography, about your tools and how they work, there is no need to go for the expensive stuff.

With the boom in the photography market, the boom that caused numerous entry-level DSLRs to be available to just about anyone who has about $700 to spend on a body + kit lens, just about anyone can afford owning a DSLR however very few know its features to the letter.

Most of them already think of an upgrade, how to find money for more expensive lenses and so on. This particular issue is what made up this article – you see, in most cases people do not need more than an EVF (Electronic Viewfinder camera), since they mostly complicate their life with the use of a DSLR.

An EVF is a camera that has an electronic viewfinder – in other words, one can use the screen to check out what he can see through the optical view finder, similar to the way it shows up on most point and shoot cameras. For a while, this feature was typical for point and shoot cameras, but for DSLR-like cameras. With progress, we now have electronic viewfinders even on actual DSLRs.

Nevertheless, let us see when it is appropriate to consider an EVF:

  • You are a beginner photographer – Even if an entry-level DSLR may prove to be a wiser choice since it gives you the opportunity to learn what it means to change a lens, which lens is better and so on, if you are really a newbie with photography I would eliminate all that stress out of your graph. It is wise to learn the rules of composition, learn to adjust ISO based on the quantity of light, play around with shutter speeds and different apertures and so on. The basics should remain the basics, and one learns better on a tool that does not need too much preparing.
  • You want an all-purpose camera – Buying a DSLR and two or three lenses for any purpose can be rather expensive, not to mention annoying when you will notice you have to continuously change those lenses. At this point an EFV can prove quite useful since it has a wide range choices – you can choose wide, or even close up – all this with one single lens. Obviously, there are some problems with extremities – any all-purpose lens has them, however it is easier to tolerate them rather than always swear the fact that you forgot the lens you needed at home.
  • You are not willing to spend too much money on photography equipment – A sure thing is that DSLRs usually involve more money out of your pocket. As soon as you get one you will notice that you need more than one battery pack, you notice you need more filters (polarizer, warm, UV etc) not to mention that there is a continuous need to change lenses – since you cannot use the kit lens forever and ever.