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    having done events, i dare say that having an articulating lcd on a pro body would be a freaking useful feature to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    having done events, i dare say that having an articulating lcd on a pro body would be a freaking useful feature to have.

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    Definitely a useful feature. If want live-view, put articulating screen! Or else it defeats the purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorts View Post
    Definitely a useful feature. If want live-view, put articulating screen! Or else it defeats the purpose.
    I agree with this!



    just that the d5000 has the screen on the wrong place...... no batt grip!

    the pentex has them done correctly.
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    I thought Canon has the best design for the articulating screen. Perhaps they have the copyright so others are not able to use the same design?
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    Would be useful to have for those odd angle shots.

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    Somehow, even though it has been ard for a while, Canon thinks its own articuLCD is not good enough for DSLRs. Wonder what are the design constraints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    having done events, i dare say that having an articulating lcd on a pro body would be a freaking useful feature to have.

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    yes. it is a useful feature to have. but it does look like a gimmick or something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zgim80 View Post
    Somehow, even though it has been ard for a while, Canon thinks its own articuLCD is not good enough for DSLRs. Wonder what are the design constraints.
    I guess its hard to make it weather sealed for the pro bodies.

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    but olympus has done it

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    just my personal take on this

    its a very useful feature that should be creeping into more DSLRs over the next few seasons ...... i think the main thing is NOT the engineering (its been around for donkey years with quite a few of the older PnS models)...... but managing the power efficiency and consumption and just plain ol' physical space management aspect of the feature

    look at the G11........... and compare the diff between it and the G10's LCD.... on paper it looks just a tiny bit smaller but actual side by side comparisons show a very marked difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    just my personal take on this

    its a very useful feature that should be creeping into more DSLRs over the next few seasons ...... i think the main thing is NOT the engineering (its been around for donkey years with quite a few of the older PnS models)...... but managing the power efficiency and consumption and just plain ol' physical space management aspect of the feature

    look at the G11........... and compare the diff between it and the G10's LCD.... on paper it looks just a tiny bit smaller but actual side by side comparisons show a very marked difference
    Pro bodies require robust and tough design and since they already weigh a ton, the design of an articulating screen would yield an extremely heavier body. Cost to use exotic materials probably also adds to the complexity of this...

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    super useful I think...

    Coming from Olympus E3 to Canon 7D, I really miss the articulating LCD...

    I never prone myself on the ground even on super low angle shooting when using E3.

    Now have only 7D, I never shoot Super low angle now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agentxq49 View Post
    I agree with this!



    just that the d5000 has the screen on the wrong place...... no batt grip!

    the pentex has them done correctly.
    Pentax got articulating LCD meh?
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    and it might be easier to break off too come to think of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by egnaro View Post
    Pentax got articulating LCD meh?
    whoops, lumix, i think
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    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    I thought Canon has the best design for the articulating screen. Perhaps they have the copyright so others are not able to use the same design?
    I've wondered about this. Heard some speculation that this might be the case years ago.
    I used the Canon G2 at work and the articulating screen was great. When I got a Minolta A1, the articulating screen was far less flexible -- some reviews at that time indicated that it might be a Canon patent.

    Later though, other manufacturers started using the same design. So was it a Canon patent (in which case other manufacturers may still be paying royalties), or was it just a case of other manufacturers wanting to come up with their own twist on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentxq49 View Post
    whoops, lumix, i think
    The only successful DSLR with Articulating LCD is Olympus E3, E30 and E620 at the moment.

    The rest either dun have or not as good or even failure.

    BTW I am referring to DSLR not P&S or Micro 4/3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    having done events, i dare say that having an articulating lcd on a pro body would be a freaking useful feature to have.

    opinions?
    +1.

    At times, I prefer to use my S5 IS than my DSLR due to the articulating LCD.

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    Olympus is the first to have articulating 360 deg lcd on a dslr and it is weathersealed. The e620 is now the most advanced but not weatherproof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oly5050 View Post
    Olympus is the first to have articulating 360 deg lcd on a dslr and it is weathersealed. The e620 is now the most advanced but not weatherproof.
    it's 270 deg, you can't spin the screen around, but it does cover almost any angle you need. been using the e3 and e30 for a year now, i won't consider it a make-or-break feature, but it is extremely useful for low or high shots. very useful for tripod shooting as well

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