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dSLRs cannot use add-on electronic viewfinders. They don't have the communication contacts in the flash hotshoe to "talk" to one. The Canon EVF model you're looking at is only for Canon's mirrorless cameras that do not have a built-in EVF. So, that would not be a good present. Typically, attempting to purchase a camera as someone who doesn't know ...


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Since she's already an avid photographer, ask her for a wish list of items she wants. Have her be very specific so you know the exact make and model of each item. Once you have this, then you go shopping. While some of the surprise is lost (she'll know something's up), she won't know exactly what item she'll be getting or when. Additionally, you'll know that ...


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If you limit yourself to the concept of "Camera" it is not a good place to start. You say that she already has a DSLR. I see 3 main options and some subcategories: Expand the type of lenses she has. Probably she needs a wider lens, a telephoto lens, or a prime lens. Upgrade the camera body, due for some specific reasons. Probably it has a lot of ...


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The electronic viewfinder you link to is used with Canon mirrorless cameras. They are like DSLRs but do not have a mirror to reflect the light from the lens into the viewfinder. You can use these cameras with the LCD screen on the back for composition, but some people (like me) prefer having an eye level viewfinder. This goes into the hot shoe where a ...


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Since you are not a photographer, you can have no idea of the complex paths photography can take - and the right equipment for that journey. Also, since you are not a photographer, your wife may not share her ideas and decisions about where she is going with her avocation and what equipment she most wants with which to take that journey. Giving her equipment ...


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