In Defense of the DSLR

Started Sep 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: In Defense of the DSLR

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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