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by finley938 / January 18, 2007 11:40 PM PST

I try to be a logical person, but I'm not sure where the logic is in having all these "state of the art" SLR's (except Olympus)rendered impotent when it comes to using their highly touted lcd screens to view the potential picture before the picture is taken, rather than being forced to view the picture through the tiny optical element on top...I almost bought the new Pentax K-10D, but it has the same limitations...dealer said that Olympus has a lock on it's feature which allows this function, and you are forced to buy this brand if that's what you want.
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LCD
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / January 19, 2007 12:01 AM PST
In reply to: Shock

I believe the Olympus E330 is the only DSLR camera that has a live LCD for framing your shots.

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shocked
by finley938 / January 19, 2007 12:30 AM PST
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yes, it would appear so, since I've checked with two dealers..why has cnet neve revealed this in their reviews of digital slr's? The whole point of an SLR when it was introduced as a photographic format (film), was to do just what the makers are now preventing from occurring...viewing what you are about capture in an accurate manner before you capture it, so you can frame it!

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The whole point of ANY SLR, digital or film, is to see the
by Kiddpeat / January 19, 2007 3:11 AM PST
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image through the lens before taking the picture. It lets you see what will actually be recorded by film or digital sensor. Viewing the image on an LCD is NOT viewing it through the lense. I, for one, have zero interest in trying to compose an image while holding the camera far enough away from the body to see the LCD.

That, I suspect, is why SLR's do not have this ability.

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LCD
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / January 19, 2007 5:44 AM PST
In reply to: shocked

As Kiddpeet pointed out, with a DSLR camera when you look into the viewfinder, you are actually looking through the lens.
( ergo....SLR = Single Lens Reflex).
It doesn't get any more accurate than that.

If there is a big demand for a DSLR camera with a live LCD, I am sure someone else will build one. So far, I have not seen a big demand for that feature.

I believe the Olympus E330 was a trial balloon for the LCD feature.
The balloon has not been a resounding success.
Olympus' later DSLR camera does not have this feature.

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viewfinder/lcd
by finley938 / January 19, 2007 5:52 AM PST
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Ok, guys, I shoot almost exclusive nude women and guys in action,with highly changing backdrops, and framing at a few inches from the camera is my only technique...I'll leave it to you to keep your eyeballs on the camera to see what the camera sees...just think about it in my shoes...oops, well, just think about it...doesn't work too well..tilt head video is super for this reason as well.

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(NT) You don't need an SLR for porn.
by Kiddpeat / January 19, 2007 6:17 AM PST
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shootig porn
by finley938 / January 19, 2007 6:35 AM PST

Of course not...that is not even close to the point. You need photo feedback of what it is you're shooting, and you typically don't have your head by the camera, and you are typically shooting at angles that make even lcd screens wash-out, so please, I am saying this is a nice option (by the way, go to cnet and look at the negative reviews of the camera..lag time is terrible due to dust flipping...and it's performance was average) and should be part of any $1000 camera..my 7 meg Casio works just fine, considering it's limitations, so why assume people are not buying Oly., just because it serves your point?

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