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SonyOLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras
 
4.4

(based on 88 reviews)

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    (47)

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    (32)

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    (6)

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    (3)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (68)
  • Lightweight (50)
  • Reliable (26)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • Not durable (6)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape photography (39)
  • Everyday (38)
  • Travel (35)
  • Macro photography (26)
  • Portraits (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (52), Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-professional (7), Casual user (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (78), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Icing on the Cake!

Essential for manual focus + bright sun, this viewfinder will help you too make the most out of your manual focus lenses. I put together a YouTube video on how to attach a better...Read complete review

Essential for manual focus + bright sun, this viewfinder will help you too make the most out of your manual focus lenses. I put together a YouTube video on how to attach a better eyecup. It helps greatly to have no light entering the eyepiece in bright sun, the way that the eyecup is designed it does not block out enough light in all situations. Also, the viewfinder does not lock into position so when your looking through it your face can tilt it while your looking through it. A bit annoying but overall I am happy that sony made this possible. The NEX line has my old lenses making great images again just like I knew they would.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Little Add-On But Too Pricey

This EVF was a joy to use, especially when you manually focus using either the focus magnifier or the peaking feature. It's also great for when you want to view the image in sunny...Read complete review

This EVF was a joy to use, especially when you manually focus using either the focus magnifier or the peaking feature. It's also great for when you want to view the image in sunny conditions where the rear LCD might be washed out. Unfortunately, I returned the item due to its price. At 350, I can justify keeping it. Also, it's adds to size of the NEX and I was unable to put it in my small camera bag with it on. Also, it doesn't seem that durable and I fear it could be damaged easily due to the way it protrudes.

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5.0

Worth it!

By David

from Key Largo

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits

    Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

    This little viewfinder although pricey, is worth the price you pay. Makes Macro shots and fine focus much easier. Works just as well as the onboard one of my Nex6.
    I'm glad I purchased.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Works like a Champ!`

    By jedlong

    from Overland Park, KS

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

      Just what I needed for NEX-5T, especially during a sunny day.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great addition

      By Harley's mom

      from New York, NY

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Traveling

        Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

        I bought this product to make shooting easier in high-sunshine/glare situations, and it worked perfectly. The viewfinder senses when your eye is close (even with glasses), and automatically switches on from the display screen. It helps give a much more accurate sense of how photos are turning out and what settings work best. The only negative is that you have to unscrew it and remove it in order to use the 180 degree selfie screen on the NEX-5T.

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        5.0

        Best investment I did!

        By Rosebuds097

        from Mililani, HI

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        Pros

        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

            I don't know how I used my Nex5R with this! This makes a HUGE difference when shooting outdoors. Why I waited so long is beyond me. I'm shooting more manually now that I have the viewfinder. This is a great product and cheaper to purchase here than on Sony. You won't be sorry!

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            5.0

            Great Viewfinder!

            By Kobe

            from LA

            Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

            Great add-on for my NEX 5t. Couldn't be more happy with it

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            4.0

            Now I can take photos outside in the sun

            By snapinturtle

            from Tucson, AZ

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            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

              I bought Sony's Nex3 camera body so I could use the lens from my Olympus OM film cameras. I couldn't, not outside in the sun. I was missing the electronic viewfinder which cost more than the camera. Now I have a small lightweight camera that I can take hiking out in the full. I just spent more that I wanted to.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Works for Me

              By Steve

              from Arizona

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                This viewfinder works very well on my 5n. Much easier to compose a shot in daylight conditions. Diopter also allows enough adjustment for my "Old guy with reading glasses" eyes. Great product, although it must be removed to fit in my camera bag....

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                5.0

                A Must Have Accessary

                By Robert

                from Canaan , NH

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Improves My Photography
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • None To Me

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Expands My Usage
                • Landscape Photography
                • Portraits
                • Traveling

                Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                I use this Viewfinder on My Sony NEX F3 , and a Sony NEX 5n as well ! The Design is Very Good and I think that using the Viewfinder enhances both of My Sony NEX Cameras ! To Me Cost is overweighed by the increased versatility that I have using Same ! R E Keay

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                5.0

                Great addition to the camera

                By Hinges

                from New Brunswick, Canada

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                  This product allows the camera to be used in bright light and situations where you want a sharp view of the target. Finishes off a great compact travel camera.

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                  5.0

                  Much needed

                  By Marks Addiction

                  from Napier New Zealand

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use

                    Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                    A must have product to get around the problem of screen glare,, small down side is you cannot use the flash

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    EVF for Sony NEX F3

                    By JR

                    from Michigan

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Cost
                    • Expensive option
                    • Should Be Part Of Camera

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                    Use for all photo opportunities. Do not have to contend with brightness to interfere with LED display.
                    Nice option that should have been part of camera package.
                    What's not? It's a SONY and much too expensive.

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                    4.0

                    A great addition

                    By Tom

                    from Peoria,IL

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                      Makes taking pictures in bright light possible. The Sony NEX systems is wonderful and the eyepiece makes it better. There is a little lag time, but overall much easier to use the camera

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Awesome product!

                      By Jack

                      from Singapore

                      Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                      Fast delivery and item received in good conditions...

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                      5.0

                      Must have accessory for NEX 3 & NEX 5

                      By Loreto

                      from Lexington, KY

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                          Excellent product and must have for any NEX camera without an inbuilt EVF. Highly Recommended.

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                          5.0

                          Great addition to your NEX camera

                          By Angie

                          from Olathe, KS

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                          I have a Nex 5R and it does not have a viewfinder and was very difficult to take picture in the sunlight to capture the image that you are going for and to use manual focusing. This viewfinder is great! It has added so much to my quality of images from being able to actually see what you are getting when outside in the sunlight. I highly recommend that you get one of these if your camera does not have a viewfinder. Wise investment.

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                          4.0

                          Excellent accessory for Nex 5T

                          By grabom67

                          from New Jersey

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                          Pros

                          • Compose Your Shot Quickly
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                          Touch screen LCD on the Nex 5T in bright sunlight can be difficult to compose your shot. With this EVF that problem is solved quickly. It is comfortable to look thru and tilts upward for different angle shots. It is a little bulky on top of camera so be very careful putting it into a compact camera bag. Easily screws off also. I would highly recommend this product.

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                          4.0

                          Nice Viewfinder!

                          By Tommy A

                          from Brick, NJ

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Nice Quality View

                          Cons

                          • None so far

                          Best Uses

                          • Bright sunlight
                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                          I think this is a must have in bright sunlight for my Nex-5R. No more guessing whether I have what I want in the frame or not. Nice that it turns itself off when you move your eye away. So far I don't see a downside to the viewfinder.

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                          5.0

                          Best accessory for the Sony Nex-5r

                          By Beep

                          from Wilmington, NC

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Essential Must-have
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Fine-tune Focusing
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                            The OLED viewfinder is a must-have for the Nex series camera. The viewfinder is bright and makes composition fast and easy. It is especially good for using the manual focus mode. The image will increase in size in the viewfinder and makes precise focusing spot-on.

                            Just take care with the finder as it would be easy to bump it and do possible harm to the finder. But other than that, it is a great and most useful addition to the already great Sony Nex System.

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                            5.0

                            Great addition to an excellent camera!

                            By Stan

                            from San Diego, CA

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                              I've had my NEX-5 for about a year, and although it's an excellent camera, the lack of a viewfinder was a frequent hassle. I was a bit dubious of the quality of a small electronic viewfinder, but as it turns out, my fears were totally unfounded. This OLED viewfinder is essentially as sharp as an optical viewfinder of the same size, and there is also a wealth of information presented with the image. My only regret is that I didn't get this sooner!

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                              3.0

                              Great product but challenging to use

                              By Saxman51

                              from Victoria, BC Canada

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality product

                              Cons

                              • Difficult To Use
                              • Expensive
                              • Not Durable

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home

                              Comments about Sony OLED Electronic Viewfinder for Select NEX Cameras:

                              I wanted to use a viewfinder due to challenges of being able to see images on my Sony NEX 5N in bright sunlight. The Sony EVF is an excellent product and certainly solved the problem. The image through the viewfinder is very clear.

                              As the device is an external attachment, however, it tends to be very fragile as it "sticks out" on the top of the camera. It will not fit inside the camera case when mounted and is easily subject to being bumped and damaged.

                              Because of the inconvenience of use, I reluctantly returned the item. I felt that the challenges of using the device were greater than the benefits.

                              I CAN recommend this product to other users but this product simply wasn't right for my needs

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