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Feb 23, 2010 21:19 |  #1

I don't understand why so many people want an articulating screen on thier DSLRs.

It has always seems cheesey, and frail. It doesn't seem like it fits on a Xd series body.


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Feb 23, 2010 21:39 |  #2

prayharder wrote in post #9669808 (external link)
I don't understand why so many people want an articulating screen on thier DSLRs.

It has always seems cheesey, and frail. It doesn't seem like it fits on a Xd series body.


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I think you're spot on. In my opinion, an articulating screen on an SLR does not serve much of a purpose. For the point-n-shoot crowd, sure. But not for the serious enthusiast.

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Feb 23, 2010 21:42 |  #3

bps wrote in post #9669989 (external link)
I think you're spot on. In my opinion, an articulating screen on an SLR does not serve much of a purpose. For the point-n-shoot crowd, sure. But not for the serious enthusiast.

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Keyword right there. These articulating screens will most likely be on the Rebels, and possibly the xxD, as these are aimed at the point-n-shoot crowd or the point-and-shoot-with-a-fancy-expensive-camera-I-can't-use crowd :p


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Feb 23, 2010 21:54 |  #4

If designed well, it will have its uses. Just like live view, video, and micro adjustments, people didn't think they had a place in the Canon lineup, now they are all accepted features.

If you don't like it, just keep the screen locked into one position.

I can think of 2 or 3 uses for this already.


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Feb 23, 2010 21:55 |  #5

I'd think macro shooters would love it.
And anyone shooting via live view on a tripod when the camera isn't at eye level.
For me personally, no. I could see myself snapping it off within the first week.
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Feb 23, 2010 22:15 |  #6

Seems to me that would be a nightmare to weather seal.


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Feb 23, 2010 22:25 |  #7
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bps wrote in post #9669989 (external link)
I think you're spot on. In my opinion, an articulating screen on an SLR does not serve much of a purpose. For the point-n-shoot crowd, sure. But not for the serious enthusiast.

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Why not? I'd love one for those times when I have to contort at ground level when composing and focusing an image. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to rotate the LCD to a more comfortable position when needed. If not needed, just keep it locked in place.

I guess you being a "serious enthusiast", this would seem like a NOOB feature.




  
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Feb 23, 2010 22:33 |  #8

When the situation arises, an articulating screen can come in quite handy. It's just another tool to be used when needed.




  
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Feb 23, 2010 22:45 as a reply to  @ crn3371's post |  #9

I guess I am one of those who wishes they would start putting articulating screens on. I could use it for macro, shooting a quick video holding the camera above heads in a crowd or when I have my camera placed very low to the ground and the lens is pointing towards the horizon...you get my drift.


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Feb 23, 2010 23:09 |  #10

It has a use for anything that benefits from Live View. The problem is that it takes up a lot of space. I dunno about the sealing part.




  
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Feb 23, 2010 23:50 |  #11

I sure want it so I won't have to break my neck on low angle shots including insects, reptiles & amphipians, fungi, etc etc. Even flowers can be a real PAIN in the back/neck. If it was up to the elite nothing would ever change.


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Feb 24, 2010 00:32 |  #12

Also they are great for sneaky candids. Hang the camera around your neck and look down, rotate the screen up and point at what you want to shoot. Great for shy photogs...


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Feb 24, 2010 01:23 |  #13

I believe that those who claim "not for the serious shooter" have just not found out yet, what a splendid tool live view is for certain things (pretty much anything where position is locked on a tripod). An articulating screen will make many of those situations nicer.

If it was up to the elite nothing would ever change.

LOL! Spot on. That self-established oh-so-serious elite. Yawn.


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Feb 24, 2010 01:35 |  #14

tundraman wrote in post #9670413 (external link)
I guess I am one of those who wishes they would start putting articulating screens on. I could use it for macro, shooting a quick video holding the camera above heads in a crowd or when I have my camera placed very low to the ground and the lens is pointing towards the horizon...you get my drift.

I could use one too, for really low action shots with the camera close to the floor. As it is I have to shoot blindly and hope I managed to focus on the player.

I looked at the Zigview finder but it's too expensive and looks like it would be very easy to break.


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Feb 24, 2010 01:51 |  #15

there are some shots where I wish I had them; love my old G2 for its screen.
taking a shot above water surface, is a piece of cake.

an option would be a removable viewfinder (back or top), that'd work too.


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