Use the Viewfinder! Not the LCD Screen if you can help it!

Discussion in 'Photography' started by kinetic, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Yes, the LCD screen live preview is awesome. You don't need to hold the camera up to your face, but don't be shy! Only the coolest people use the viewfinder =)

    I'm not saying you should never use the LCD screen to find your shots, but the Viewfinder will give you a truer sense of what the picture will look like after you take it.

    It is vital for focusing on small objects, such as coral and flowers. It's hard to tell on your LCD screen if what you want to have in focus, really is in fact focused, until you get home and launch it onto your huge 32" flat screen.

    If you have the time and want to try to compose and frame the photo really nicely, I highly recommend getting down to eye level with your object, and looking through your viewfinder. Sure it's a slight pain, so only do this if you REALLY want a sweeet photo. Otherwise just snap away =)

    The viewfinder is a beautiful thing, and no real pro camera has a live LCD (except the recent Canon 1d Mark III, please correct me if I'm wrong, though I'm not too sure if many photogs would use it). The live preview LCD is also neat, but really, use the viewfinder!
  2. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Art called me cool :)
  3. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Correct, the 1DMIII is the only DSLR camera with both a live LCD and a viewfinder. Only issue is that with the live LCD, you have to shoot manually.
  4. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    [quote author=GreshamH link=topic=1911.msg18404#msg18404 date=1175836908]
    Art called me cool :)

    darnit, i slipped up =X
  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    No No, you said it :)

    I only use my view finder (on my D80) :D
  6. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    well, then you're cool only when you use the d80 =) I feel better now

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