Need For Articulating LCD On 6D MKII

Started Feb 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
Mike K Veteran Member • Posts: 5,525
Re: Solution for Articulating LCD on 6D

24Peter wrote:

85% of my landscape photos ( are taken with the camera within 1-2 feet of the ground - and articulating screen would be great for that...

I do product photography for a living ( . I am almost always using LiveView to focus and compose my images. About 1/2 the time, the camera is positioned in such a way (e.g., directly overhead) that I can't easily see the back LCD. The swivel screen on my 60D is a lifesaver...

I also use the camera close to the ground for TSE shots, which is my most often used lens type. Often with the tripod over water, so laying down to see the LCD is not an option.

My solution is to use an external monitor. Here is my write up

the 6" monitor is no longer available, replaced by the 7" at the same price point.  However there are mow several competing brands of HD level monitors: ie Ikan, Marshall and others.  Non HD monitors and cordless (WIFI) solutions have MUCH less resolution as to be useless for MF, but ok for composition.

When set up properly in magnified Live View 1:1 the resolution is improved, and can be seen at at arms length.  For those of us that often use Live View this is a very real increase in capability.

My only caution is that the mini HDMI port on the side of the camera and the mini HDMI connector cord/plug can be somewhat fragile.  Careful with this connection.

Mike K

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