Foreboding wrote in post #12801797
LOVE the articulating screen. If you ever shoot low or sideways on a tripod you will be glad to have it-
My biggest reason to not get the 7d would be, not enough value to overcome the lack of the articulating screen.
Really. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I have absolutely no need or desire for the articulating screen. I think I've used LiveView twice. Once on a moon photo and once for Jupiter and that was because I needed the extreme magnification to have something to focus accurately on. I can see why some would like it, but it really depends on what you shoot. In the time between the closing of my studio in 1996 and the purchase of my T2i, I had a few P&S cameras and the one thing I could not stand was holding a camera in front of me at arm's length while I shoot. It drives me crazy and hurts my arms. Avoiding that is one of the main reasons to have an SLR. In the off chance I do find something I want to shoot that I can't see through the viewfinder or the LCD, I'm sure I'll manage with such skills as manual pre-focus and manual exposure.
So to me, it's just not worth the additional possible point of failure of having a screen on a hinge. The more complex you make a mechanism, the more fragile it becomes. In addition, the LiveView LCD doesn't shut off automatically when you lift the camera to your face either which would be very annoying to me. If I get a 60D, the only reason I'll do so is to be able to keep my T2i as a backup instead of selling it.
I am serious....and don't call me Shirley.
Canon 7D and a bunch of other stuff