Tilting LCD Panel for SLRS

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by indian berry, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. indian berry

    indian berry Guest

    Hi guys. I just recently went for a wedding and had taken my canon
    400d. I found its difficult to focus above the heads of people. The
    new cameras have come with live view. I was wondering why they dont
    incorporate a tilting or swivel screen. I have heard sony and olmpuss
    have released them.
     
    indian berry, Dec 19, 2008
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  2. The problem is that a tilting LCD is one of a variety of useful
    features that are perceived by some professionals and serious
    enthusiasts as being for amateurs. They wouldn't like to tarnish their
    serious professional image by being seen with such a thing, and they
    patronise those who have cameras with them.

    So for the two top DSLR makers the difficult question arises of
    whether adding that feature would attract more customers because of
    its utility than it would repel because of the "amateur" sneers that
    would be directed at the camera and those who acquired one. That's why
    the two top DSLR makers are the last to adopt these innovations in
    their DSLRs, even though they may have been selling them on some of
    their non-DSLR models for some time. It will happen in time, once
    experience softens some of the prejudices.
     
    Chris Malcolm, Dec 19, 2008
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  3. It was the tilting LCD that swayed me from the Canon 450D to the Sony A350.
     
    Gettamulla Tupya, Dec 19, 2008
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  4. indian berry

    indian berry Guest

    Thanks. Nice explanation. Seriously it was frustating for me to click
    and focus from the top of peoples heads.
     
    indian berry, Dec 19, 2008
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  5. That's what a ladder is for.
    The flexibility costs you mechanical robustness. And you
    cannot handhold steadily overhead.

    That said, I have done overhead shots before there even was
    life view.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Dec 19, 2008
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  6. Sure, the 1000D is for professionals, and Elvis is in on it, too.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Dec 19, 2008
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  7. You must mean framing; focus is usually set to auto in such situations.
    Takes some practice, but it's very doable.
    You did??? That's bloody amazing!! You da man!
     
    John McWilliams, Dec 20, 2008
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  8. indian berry

    indian berry Guest

    Thanks. You are right
     
    indian berry, Dec 20, 2008
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  9. indian berry

    indian berry Guest

    WEISSELBERG IS WISE
     
    indian berry, Dec 20, 2008
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  10. I expect you to pay homage now, let's say 100 EUR.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Dec 20, 2008
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  11. indian berry

    indian berry Guest

    SENSE OF HUMOR TOO
     
    indian berry, Dec 20, 2008
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  12. I owned a Nikon Coolpix 990 many years ago and it was a fantastic
    camera with its swivel body/lens combo and allowed me to take shots
    that I now find difficult to do using my Canon and Nikon digital SLR
    cameras.

    Here's an example of a photo taken with the Coolpix 990...it was
    lying on the ground and I was sitting up being very quiet and letting
    this llama get in close...the tilting body/lens allowed me to easily
    take this shot:

    http://www.metalvortex.com/myphotos/south_america/pages/DSCN1921a.htm

    and another one at ground level:

    http://www.metalvortex.com/myphotos/south_america/pages/DSCN2126b.htm

    With Live View (even if a little buggered) now incorporated in all
    modern digital SLRs a tilting screen would be a fantastic addition.

    Yes, I'm waiting for Canon and Nikon to wake up and smell the coffee!
    --
    Kulvinder Singh Matharu

    Website : www.metalvortex.com
    Contact : www.metalvortex.com/contact/

    Brain! Brain! What is brain?!
     
    Kulvinder Singh Matharu, Dec 20, 2008
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  13. Yes, that is nice to see. Hadn't noticed that before in his earlier
    rounds through here.


    Wolfie- Check's written, where do I send it?
     
    John McWilliams, Dec 20, 2008
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  14. Nah, what we really want is a bluetooth or IR transmitter with a 4 x5
    screen and shutter release, so we can sit in the shade sipping coffee
    waiting for the right moment.
     
    John McWilliams, Dec 20, 2008
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  15. indian berry

    indian berry Guest

    Wow. What a Capture. Great shot
     
    indian berry, Dec 20, 2008
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  16. You could always manual focus at ground level to the aprox distance then raise the camera above your head to take the shot. WIth an aperature of 5.6 or higher you would probably have enough sharpness.

    Charlie
     
    chuckwagon524, Dec 20, 2008
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  17. indian berry

    Dudley Hanks Guest

    When and where can I pre-order?

    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Dec 20, 2008
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  18. indian berry

    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Give Apple time. I'm sure they'll come up with a patch cord for the video
    Ipods...

    Take Care,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Dec 20, 2008
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  19. indian berry

    indian berry Guest

    Funny part is I can imagine wolfie carrying a camera, tripod and a
    LADDER with his freinds
     
    indian berry, Dec 20, 2008
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  20. indian berry

    Paul Furman Guest

    Ah yes, plug your ipod or iphone into your camera and use that as the
    monitor. That would be real nice and should be very easy to implement.
    Just a little more effort to add remote control menus.

    --
    Paul Furman
    www.edgehill.net
    www.baynatives.com

    all google groups messages filtered due to spam
     
    Paul Furman, Dec 20, 2008
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