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how important is live view on a dslr?

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fooit wrote:
Sep 29th, 2009 11:08 am
I guess if you are upgrading from P&S to DSLR and got used to LV it might be a must feature...
yeah, i was thinking how i was taking pictures with p&s and i think i've been using LV almost all the time.
but i don't want to spend the extra $300 if possible :evil:

decisions decisions
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skyboy1688 wrote:
Sep 29th, 2009 12:13 pm
yeah, i was thinking how i was taking pictures with p&s and i think i've been using LV almost all the time.
but i don't want to spend the extra $300 if possible :evil:

decisions decisions
It won't make a difference, you'll adjust in no-time. Remember, P&S are designed so that you hold it in front of you as you looking through the view screen, DSLR bodies are designed for you to hold the thing right up to your face.
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Winkle wrote:
Sep 29th, 2009 1:16 pm
It won't make a difference, you'll adjust in no-time. Remember, P&S are designed so that you hold it in front of you as you looking through the view screen, DSLR bodies are designed for you to hold the thing right up to your face.
Ditto. I used a point-and-shoot exclusively for years before moving to a DSLR. Using the viewfinder on the DSLR was like second nature, it just seemed the natural thing to do.
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ok guys

I really think D3000 will be my choice. no more hesitation!
Now a nice deal for the D3000 :cheesygri
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skyboy1688 wrote:
Sep 29th, 2009 1:45 pm
ok guys

I really think D3000 will be my choice. no more hesitation!
Now a nice deal for the D3000 :cheesygri
Aden Camera has the D3000 + 18-55 kit lens on sale for $539.99

Linky: http://www.adencamera.com/prod-overview ... Category=6

Go to the site, print it out and bring it with you to Henry's and have them price match Aden as Henry's is selling the D3000 + 18-55 kit lens for $639.99... save a hundred bucks.

On a slightly different note, according to Aden's website, they're having a "Limited Time Offer" on the D300s body for $1899... $200 off... tempting to see if Henry's will PM the "Limited Time Offer"... :D
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Winkle wrote:
Sep 29th, 2009 2:05 pm
Aden Camera has the D3000 + 18-55 kit lens on sale for $539.99

Linky: http://www.adencamera.com/prod-overview ... Category=6

Go to the site, print it out and bring it with you to Henry's and have them price match Aden as Henry's is selling the D3000 + 18-55 kit lens for $639.99... save a hundred bucks.

On a slightly different note, according to Aden's website, they're having a "Limited Time Offer" on the D300s body for $1899... $200 off... tempting to see if Henry's will PM the "Limited Time Offer"... :D
Actually, I'll be going to BB because I have a $600 credit I haven't used yet. Time to cash in :)
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skyboy1688 wrote:
Sep 29th, 2009 3:57 pm
Actually, I'll be going to BB because I have a $600 credit I haven't used yet. Time to cash in :)
Ask BB to PM Aden then. They should still do it.
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used it when I first got the camera just to play around, and haven't touched it since.
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fooit wrote:
Sep 29th, 2009 11:08 am
I guess if you are upgrading from P&S to DSLR and got used to LV it might be a must feature...
Why is that? Should I get a DSLR with a small sensor since my P&S had one?
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liveview is very useful for macro since macro tend to have super thin DOF to work with... other than that liveview is not necessary
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Kasakato wrote:
Sep 29th, 2009 10:55 pm
Why is that? Should I get a DSLR with a small sensor since my P&S had one?
I am sorry I don't follow your logic here - if you've been taking pictures with LV for the last couple of years that's the way you got used to it and it maybe easier to to transition to DSLR with LV, that's all I wanted to say.
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I use live view alot...

when I dont have the angle I want, and its higher/taller than I am... or lower and in such an awkward position that I can't get my head into a comfortable position to do framing..

Live view is great... I was a nay-sayer before on live view, but it's definitely useful.
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bpopd wrote:
Sep 30th, 2009 1:37 pm
I use live view alot...

when I dont have the angle I want, and its higher/taller than I am... or lower and in such an awkward position that I can't get my head into a comfortable position to do framing..

Live view is great... I was a nay-sayer before on live view, but it's definitely useful.
another thing is its great at night time, when doing night long exposure landscapes... Live view amps up the brightness so you can see the results of your settings.
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