Why is an articulating screen considered a "noob" feature?

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Why is an articulating screen considered a "noob" feature?
Apr 19, 2013

Just curious as to why articulating screens are disdained by some people? They are often castigated as something only an amateur or video shooter would enjoy.

Meanwhile, I can see value in being able to shoot at odd angles with an articulating screen, even for stills. What are the downsides? Cost? Strength? Weather-sealing?

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