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Has anyone experimented with an external viewfinder on a G12?

Discussion in 'Canon Forum' started by Jock Elliott, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    If so, how did it work out?

    Cheers, Jock
     
  2. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    I'd like to help you out with the voice of experience since no one else has responded, however, given the camera already has a vf, I've never felt compelled to get an external one. I invested in an adapter and polarizing filter instead. :)
     
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  3. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Acc to me Jock may be talking about an EVF.
     
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  4. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Actually, I was talking about an optical viewfinder. There is a post on the internet about a pro using one on a G10, a 35mm OVF, and matching the zoom to the view on the OVF.

    As you know, the viewfinder on the G12 only shows about 80% of what the sensor captures, so I thought maybe an external viewfinder might be alright, but they're not cheap, and I thought I'd see if anyone had actually tried it.

    Here's a link to the blog with the relevant video: http://www.richardsnotes.org/archives/2012/09/11/setting-up-a-canon-g10-for-street-photography/

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  5. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
  6. Fuddlestack

    Fuddlestack SC Regular

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Alsace, France
    Interesting idea - I must try that. I have a couple of old Leica OVFs that would do fine.

    Nice to hear someone talking in ASA, too.
     
  7. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011