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Egad! OVF for Nikon A Nearly $400!

Discussion in 'Other >= 1" Sensor Cameras' started by Biro, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I was browsing through my latest B&H e-mail newsletter today and stumbled on the optical viewfinder for the new Nikon A compact, APS-C, fixed-lens camera. Price: $379.

    DF-CP1 OPTICAL VIEWFINDER (BLACK)| B&H Photo Video

    I'll never complain about the Ricoh GR's $219 viewfinder again.
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Don't complain about the Nikon. The one for the Sony RX1 is only $1 shy of $600.
     
  3. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Yes, but the OVF for the Nikon is about 35% of the cost of the camera, whereas the OVF for the Sony RX1 is "only" 21% of the cost of the camera. It's a bargain!!!
     
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I like Yeats' reasoning!! :)
     
  5. aleksanderpolo

    aleksanderpolo SC Regular

    112
    Apr 18, 2013
    Polo
    What is the magnification of the Sigma one? I cannot find it on B&H or Sigma's website...
     
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    These are just dumb OVFs, they're totally interchangeable. Get the cheapest one you like. The only ones that might be LESS compatible are the Ricoh versions, which I think we're both designed around the older GRD models, which were all 4:3 cameras and the framelines should be 4:3, while all of these APS cameras are 3:2. So the Ricoh OVFs may bit have incompatible framelines with its own new camera.

    -Ray
     
  7. stonebat

    stonebat SC Rookie

    11
    Nov 13, 2012
    Sigma VF-11 is for 3:2 ratio. I got one at $80 :)