In Defense of the DSLR

Started 10 months ago | Discussions thread
D Cox
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Re: In Defense of the DSLR
In reply to Kodachrome200, 10 months ago

The basic question is, what is the best way to view the image and focus the lens.

The traditional methods are either to use a ground glass screen, with or without a mirror, or a rangefinder. Both have two disadvantages:

1. they have to be calibrated to match the exact distance from lens to film/sensor

2. they are expensive to manufacture

Live view seems to me to remove both of these problems. It has two disadvantages:

1. automatic focussing is slower than with devices using a mirror

2. in contrast to a rangefinder viewfinder, the view blacks out during exposure

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