Need For Articulating LCD On 6D MKII

Started Feb 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
Jonathan Brady
Jonathan Brady Veteran Member • Posts: 6,457
but you missed the point!

technic wrote:

bigfatron wrote:

technic wrote:

Habemus_Canon wrote:

technic wrote:

A tilt screen can increase creativity and help getting shots that are otherwise impossible or very difficult to get.

And using your smartphone or a tablet as a remote screen allows you to get shots that are impossible or very difficult to get with just a tilt screen. So why not just use the wi-fi option with a smartphone or tablet? It's a 1000x better than a tilt screen. I can set up a macro shot with the camera straight on the ground and even with a tilt screen tilted up I still have to get down on my knees to peer at the screen to check critical focus. With wi-fi and remote live view I can check focus standing over the setup. I can release the shutter, and even make focus adjustments, etc, from the remote wi-fi viewer touchscreen.

totally WRONG, read all the comments above. You seem to think that your apparently limited way of taking pictures (100% tripod based) works for everyone. In difficult conditions a tablet or smartphone is a nuisance at best. Also, I guess a tilt screen is more direct and reliable than the average smartphone (wifi glitches, buggy apps, too many options etc. etc.).

His point about being able to finely check focus is not WRONG. The fact is both approaches (wifi/cable to smartphone and articulated screen) do have their strengths and weaknesses. Ideally you'd have both systems and all other things would remain equal (cost, sealing, interface) but you'll have to ask Canon I suppose as to why they haven't bothered putting one on all but a handful of bodies.

He explicitly says that 'a smartphone or tablet is 1000x better than a tiltscreen', which is only true in very specific situations, so in general that claim is WRONG. A smartphone may do some things better, but there are many situations where it simply is not an option and only a tilt screen would work.

I can just about imagine myself taking shots like the one below, holding my camera with 300mm lens in one hand and the smartphone in the other hand, everything just above the water, juggling the camera quickly back and forth while pointing the 300mm in the right direction and looking at the smartphone display, tapping the smartphone screen just at the right moment to take the shot. O wait, there was some delay in taking the actual shot so there is nothing to see in the image (these critters move within the blink of an eye), just try again and hope my wrist doesn't have permanent damage yet from holding the 2 kg camera combo ;-(

Doing it that way is 1000x better!  C'mon!!!!

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