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Oct 03, 2009 07:40 |  #1

Since the G series have them - do any G users here actually use your viewfinder to compose or do you just rely on your LCD?


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Oct 03, 2009 07:56 |  #2

Dont get my wrong i LOVE my little G9. But no i dont use the Viewfinder, i hate it.
One of the major factors in getting an slr as a everyday camera and leaving the g9 as a snapshot camera was i wanted a better viewfinder.


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Oct 03, 2009 08:12 as a reply to  @ Aweitzel's post |  #3

On my G9, I never use my viewfinder. I always use the LCD. On my XSi, I always use the viewfinder, and never use liveview through the LCD.


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Oct 03, 2009 11:15 as a reply to  @ mathogre's post |  #4

Ive tried using the viewfinder on my G10 before and it didnt seem too bad. I found it was noticeably off when taking a picture at short distances and as long as the object fits in/barely fits into the viewfinder it'll be in the photo.

For me i see it as a viable option if i really want/need to extend the battery life but other than for that why would u use it?


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Oct 03, 2009 11:48 |  #5

I did but only a couple of times, didn't like it much but it was way easier to track something moving using the viewfinder, just couldn't see the actual framing and would place the subject dead center and then have to crop later.


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Oct 03, 2009 12:45 |  #6

Never used it with my G6. Since I've got an XS, I've yet to actually turn on live view.


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Oct 03, 2009 13:20 |  #7

IMO, the G series viewfinders don't even fit my eye, it's like looking through a pinhole.


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Oct 03, 2009 14:04 |  #8

I use it (G10). Not that often, but i use it...
I find it helpfull in bright light conditions.


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Oct 03, 2009 14:13 |  #9

I barely ever use mine on the G9. Another interesting question: does using live view change how you compose a shot?


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Oct 03, 2009 14:21 |  #10
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Sometimes when it's really dark and I'm using flash I can see better through the viewfinder.


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Oct 03, 2009 16:45 |  #11
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Very rarely. I have a hard time with the horizon on both the G9 and G10 for some reason. I like the LCD with grid best.




  
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Oct 03, 2009 19:18 |  #12

good point - does the LCD on the G11 have a grid?


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Oct 03, 2009 20:31 |  #13

skywalkerbeth wrote in post #8755088 (external link)
good point - does the LCD on the G11 have a grid?

According to the pdf version of the G11 manual from Canon (version 2), yes it has a grid.


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Oct 04, 2009 01:15 as a reply to  @ mathogre's post |  #14

Its odd, but for some reason with my G10- sometimes I do and sometimes I don't.
Don't know why!


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Oct 04, 2009 01:45 as a reply to  @ the captain's post |  #15

Yep,,about 50% of the time..


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