The Obligatory Canon EOS 60D Thread
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27-05-12, 02:40 PM
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The big advantage of the variable screen comes when you are shooting macros. Being able to get it down very low, but not have to be laying on your belly in the muck to get the shot is rather useful (especially to those of us who have trouble getting up and down easily). The other big advantage is when you are at a wedding, graduation, or other event, being able to hoist the camera up on your mono pod and trigger it with a remote. You can clearly see what you are shooting because you can look at the screen in live view.
Oh, another application would be if you were doing landscapes with a short tri-pod, although I would really suggest getting a larger tri-pod as a better solution. But, I could see using it that way. Composing from the screen in live view can be an interesting exercise. I have to admit, like you, I prefer the view finder, but live view has its uses. (I just wish Canon would make it a bit easier to use.)
All fair points and sometimes I wish my 7D had an articulated screen, another application you haven't mentioned is self portraits.
I always use live view for macro closeup as it allows very precise focusing especially being able to zoom the live view.
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