From: Dave Cohen on 29 May 2010 16:23
On 5/29/2010 12:57 PM, John Navas wrote:
> On Sat, 29 May 2010 08:34:54 -0700, SMS<scharf.steven(a)geemail.com>
> wrote in<4c01343c$0$1643$742ec2ed(a)news.sonic.net>:
>>> My own experience has been that Cameras with only LCD screens are
>>> extremely difficult to use in bright sunlight.
>> That's your experience and the experience of everyone else on the
>> planet. Unfortunately, most people don't even realize the problem until
>> after they've purchased a camera without an optical viewfinder.
> Nonsense. (What a shock.)
I've seen people using the lcd finder on models that did have an optical
finder. And not only on lower end models, I saw someone doing this with
a G series canon and there didn't appear to be any particular reason for
doing so (like taking advantage of the swivel lcd). Personally, I'm in
the 'I like a viewfinder camp'. Maybe it has to do with using film
cameras for such a long time.
From: M-M on 29 May 2010 16:30
In article <htrt4r$9cq$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>,
Dave Cohen <user(a)example.net> wrote:
> I've seen people using the lcd finder on models that did have an optical
> finder. And not only on lower end models, I saw someone doing this with
> a G series canon and there didn't appear to be any particular reason for
> doing so (like taking advantage of the swivel lcd). Personally, I'm in
> the 'I like a viewfinder camp'. Maybe it has to do with using film
> cameras for such a long time.
You cannot shoot continuous on a moving subject (like birds or airplanes
flying) without an optical VF.
From: Ofnuts on 29 May 2010 16:33
On 29/05/2010 22:30, M-M wrote:
> You cannot shoot continuous on a moving subject (like birds or airplanes
> flying) without an optical VF.
Indeed. And it makes me wonder why the EVF cameras have got a burst
From: Alfred Molon on 29 May 2010 17:20
Optical viewfinders in compact cameras are next to useless and optical
viewfinders in APS-S DSLRs are not that great. Personally I have no
problem with cameras which have no viewfinder.
Olympus E-series DSLRs and micro 4/3 forum at
http://myolympus.org/ photo sharing site
From: David Ruether on 29 May 2010 17:38
"Ray Fischer" <rfischer(a)sonic.net> wrote in message
> Heh. A few days ago I was with a bunch of school kids in a cave and
> took some pictures. The only illumination was their flashlights, and
> the only way I could take pictures was to set the camera on a rock and
> do a five second exposure. Since it was so dark viewfinders (both
> kinds) were next to useless, but since it was an SLR I could see where
> the lens was pointed.
> Ray Fischer
With the Sony 707 (and 717), so long as the items of interest
were not too distant for the camera's built-in IR illumination,
the camera could be set up for viewing in the dark with IR, but
switching to color at the instant of shooting (with flash). It