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Old 2009-08-29, 06:26 AM   #46
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I think the Live View is a great addition for those times when it's needed or handy. Which is not most of the time, but great when the camera is mounted in an awkward location or position, such as on a low tripod or held over your head. I don't think viewfinders are going to go away soon on SLR cameras, but the reflex part might. They could go electronic. But that would be a takeaway as well; unless the resolution is really high, you won't have as good of a view of your focus!

I'm definitely not worried about viewfinders going away on serious cameras. Even though they're all but gone from the compacts!
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Old 2009-08-29, 01:02 PM   #47
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But today's SLRs are all starting to offer live views on the LCD as well. At some point the Reflex part may become irrelevant...
The problem with liveview is speed. Also a screen can never truly represent what they eye sees.

With a D700 shooting at 8fps, the liveview screen would never be able to show you whats happening. A viewfinder can actually show you whats happening in between shots.

On cheaper Cameras, sure its gone, but I dont think it'll be anytime soon nikon/canon (and others but they are the big two) are gonna stop putting a viewfinder.

You also mention paralax. I'll just mention most DSLRs actually dont show you the full picture in their eyepiece. The D200/D700 show you 95%. D300 actually nearly shows 100%. Canon 30D also show 95% and the 5D 96%. Not that it matters much cause unlike paralax, the view is at the exactly the same angle as the picture taken.
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Old 2009-08-30, 04:31 PM   #48
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D40x,
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18-55 F3.5
55-200 F4
50mm F1.4 pre-AI (Built with metal and glass, she's a beauty)
300mm F5.5
75-300 F5.5
strobes
Vivitar 285
Sunpak 444D
+2more flashes.
and cactus Radio triggers
light stands and shoot-through umbrellas

I have a film minolta F500 but I don't foresee me using it anytime in the future,
even thou it has some nice lenses for it.

my Point and shoot digital Kodak Z7590 is nice cause it has a Flash sync port, so I can attach my flashes to it too, and since it has no shutter, it's flash sync is extremely fast.

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Old 2009-09-17, 02:15 PM   #49
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Today I ordered some wireless flash triggers! 1 transmitter, 2 receivers..

Should arrive in 7-21 days, I'm hoping it's 7 days. I'm really excited to practice strobist stuff.

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Old 2009-09-21, 12:46 AM   #50
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hey Isaac where you at?

I am in Vancouver and the strobist community is pretty big here.

we were holding monthly meetups but haven't in a while.
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Old 2009-09-21, 09:48 PM   #51
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hey Isaac where you at?

I am in Vancouver and the strobist community is pretty big here.

we were holding monthly meetups but haven't in a while.
Hi Rob,

I'm pretty far from Vancouver, I'm really close to Toronto.

That sounds like fun, I've never really been apart of any meet-ups.

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Old 2009-09-22, 08:16 PM   #52
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Today I got a new camera bag. My old one was just too small, and didn't have enough space. My new one is a Tamrac/Canon bag. So far so good. It feels a lot heavier though, since it holds so much more, including my 70-200mm F/4.

I'm considering trading my 70-200mm F/4 for a 17-40mm F/4, I'll see.

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