Do Pros Prefer Fixed or Articulating/Tilting LCD (Displays)?

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4thnebula Senior Member • Posts: 2,088
Do Pros Prefer Fixed or Articulating/Tilting LCD (Displays)?

I am not a pro so I can't answer this question. I use my cameras for backup visual data for my paintings as well as creating digital copies of my paintings. As a result, I find titling LCDs to be a major advantage over fixed for the following reasons (and I am talking about live view situations mainly):

1. I can easily look down and quickly compose my photo

2. While doing copy work I can easily look down and near perfectly frame the painting

in the LCD so I know I don't have to do distortion corrections on my PC afterward
3. After the photo is shot I can more easily look down and check data

4. I have a much greater range of posibilities for views (e.g. ground level flowers etc.)

Accordingly, I only use APS-C and MFT cameras (with the T4i I can finally live view much more easily). I want to now move up to FF but I find that I need to move to Sony to do that if I want live view articulating. In the studio doing copy work there is the option of using a PC in conjunction to take the place of the LCD but it is more of a hassel.

So, I would appreciate it people that like fixed LCDs could give me work arounds that they use and what disadvantages there are to articulating/titling displays. The manufacturers keep on making fixed so I assume they are desired by pros.

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Sony a6000 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM Olympus PEN E-PL5 +11 more
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