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    Default Re: 'Live' view on a pro-spec'ed body: Yay or Nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    Erm...Its about live view, not video mode...btw, live view doesn't mean video mode.
    Well technically they are related, aren't they? The D90 only starts movie recording after u put it in LV mode...

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    Default Re: 'Live' view on a pro-spec'ed body: Yay or Nay?

    Yah related, but a cam having live view may not have Movie mode. Back to my comment, what I meant was this thread is talking about Live View, not Video mode.

    Quote Originally Posted by liquidityzero View Post
    Well technically they are related, aren't they? The D90 only starts movie recording after u put it in LV mode...

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    Default Re: 'Live' view on a pro-spec'ed body: Yay or Nay?

    Aint using live view going to kill the sensor earlier?

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    I'm for live view, although I won't use it often, it will still be useful for shots which require manual focus and you'd need to check the sharpness before taking the shot.

    You can always opt to not use it if you don't like it, I'm sure the camera will still work as well as before!

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    Default Re: 'Live' view on a pro-spec'ed body: Yay or Nay?

    Most if not all compacts use only live view to shoot, the camera life is not shorter then DSLR. My 5.5 yr old 2MP fuji 2800 is still going strong.

    Quote Originally Posted by tSkye View Post
    Aint using live view going to kill the sensor earlier?

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    whether you like or not, i'm afraid it's here to stay . . . but you DO have the option whether to use it or not

    personally, i'd welcome it . . . will definitely come in handy when taking shots at awkward positions . . . specially those with vari-angle/fully articulated LCDs like oly's E-3
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    Default Re: 'Live' view on a pro-spec'ed body: Yay or Nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    Most if not all compacts use only live view to shoot, the camera life is not shorter then DSLR. My 5.5 yr old 2MP fuji 2800 is still going strong.
    Good point. Thank you for that insight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    Most if not all compacts use only live view to shoot, the camera life is not shorter then DSLR. My 5.5 yr old 2MP fuji 2800 is still going strong.
    Yes, but the sensor is also designed to withstand that.
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    Default Re: 'Live' view on a pro-spec'ed body: Yay or Nay?

    But do you think the same manufacturer who does compact doesn't know how to design a DSLR with liveview and take care of the reliability at the same time? They have a library of the reliability figures of most of the components in the cam, especially the important components like the sensor.

    Has the Oly's DSLR with live view been dying, since they have launched for so long? Still going strong!

    Have faith with Nikon, I am sure the sensor is designed for and is ready for Live view (this is the 3rd model of Live View DSLR from Nikon, if anything wrong it will be in D300/D3 and should be fixed by now).

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Yes, but the sensor is also designed to withstand that.

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    Default Re: 'Live' view on a pro-spec'ed body: Yay or Nay?

    if it comes with articulated lcd it would be perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    Have faith with Nikon, I am sure the sensor is designed for and is ready for Live view (this is the 3rd model of Live View DSLR from Nikon, if anything wrong it will be in D300/D3 and should be fixed by now).
    The sensor is made and designed by Sony, not Nikon. (Except for D3 and D700)
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    Quote Originally Posted by INDBAG View Post
    if it comes with articulated lcd it would be perfect
    Like the A300/A350?
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    Default Re: 'Live' view on a pro-spec'ed body: Yay or Nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by INDBAG View Post
    if it comes with articulated lcd it would be perfect
    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Like the A300/A350?
    or like Olympus E3?
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    Default Re: 'Live' view on a pro-spec'ed body: Yay or Nay?

    If not reliable will Sony and Nikon use it on a live view cam? I will stop here, just wait for time to tell, the cow is coming home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    The sensor is made and designed by Sony, not Nikon. (Except for D3 and D700)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Like the A300/A350?
    Articulated, like the Olympus E3, not tilting LCD on Sony A300/A350. but if you insist, i may call it a handicapped articulate LCD.

    back to subject, LV is good to have but not essential. but like AF, photographer might one day judge the camera with this feature and count them essential. luckily, OVF offer real advantage LV may never beat--its brighter, less thing to distract you when framing, camera is more stable due to the way we hold to view. etc.

    I'm open to new technology, and I can understand why some people just don't like changes. like the AE in the 70's, AF in the 80's and Digital in the 90's, the older photographer just don't like them and came out with every possible reason to say they were junk, the equipment is just a tool, its the man behind the camera that counts, blah blah blah. maybe they should just go all the way back to the very basic and use a pinhole.

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    Default Re: 'Live' view on a pro-spec'ed body: Yay or Nay?

    IMO, LV should be made a "must-have" feature, especially in pro-spec'ed bodies, seeing that it would be extremely useful for tethered shooting, no?
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    Default Re: 'Live' view on a pro-spec'ed body: Yay or Nay?

    I think its a good to have. Most people will still stick to using the VF. I think
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    I think its a 'nice to have' not a 'must have'.

    But of course it depends. If you're a press photographer and often have to joustle for space and shoot with your hands outstretched without looking at the viewfinder, then yes, its essential for you.

    If you're a hobbyish who shoots travel and scenic stuff, then maybe not.

    Overall, a good to have.

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    Default Re: 'Live' view on a pro-spec'ed body: Yay or Nay?

    For one, I will stick to OVF most of the time for the obvious reason, to save the Batt.

    Quote Originally Posted by hairygorillaz View Post
    I think its a good to have. Most people will still stick to using the VF. I think

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    Default Re: 'Live' view on a pro-spec'ed body: Yay or Nay?

    it is definitely useful for extreme angles.

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