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Old Aug 13, 2010, 3:23 AM   #1
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Hi Chums,
I have a Lumix fx01 and I'm over the moon with it. Love it.
But........
I'm really missing a viewfinder. I find it very difficult to see the screen when outside.
I have read loads of reviews etc on the fz35/38 and it sounds really ideal for me but I'm not sure about the viewfinder. On only a few reviews by the public there was reservations about the viewfinder.

My last camera was a Minolta 7hi with evf. The evf on that I found almost useless, it was very dotty grainy and in black n white, it was no use to check focus as it was not clear enough, but ok for composition.

I'm thinking to buy one on e bay as I have been round the camera shops here and not been able to find one i could have a look through.

I would be mush obliged if anyone with one could tell me there feelings on the Evf for composing and checking clarity, is it very clear, is it very dotty or liney . sorry no question mark etc on my keyboard .
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 3:45 AM   #2
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Mark, I have been using the FZ38/35 since late last year. A month after buying the camera I
switched the LCD off and have been using the EVF ever since. I will never go back to using the
LCD again – My EVF experience has been a very positive one.
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I agree with dbnnet...ever since i have started using the EVF, i do not feel like going back to the LCD..somehow i feel i am in more control of the shot if i am peering through the EVF.
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my $.02: I use the EVF as well when I want to take some serious shots
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....and as an added bonus, the EVF drains far less of the battery than the LCD
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I haven't bothered with the evf yet but think I will for two reasons:
1/ Uses less battery as dbnet says and I have a memory card (16GB) that holds far more pictures than I can currently take with a single battery
2/ I suspect holding the camera tight up to your eye give a much more stable shot.
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I use the evf 99.99999% of the time. Like the others I feel in better control and it definitely helps to stabilize the camera.
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I wear glasses for reading and use the EVF most of the time. The diopter dial focuses very nicely and I can see very clearly everything in the EVF. I seldom use the LCD.
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Hi Everyone,
Wow! big thanks for all the replies, well thats it sorted then, it's a goer.
If you Guys are happy with it, it's gota be good.
Aaaaa It's a relief I can tell you. Great, I'm off to find a good deal now.
Big thanks for taking the time to reply.
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Go for it condorman, looking forward to your first shots already and your opinion of course
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