Live view vs ViewFinder

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Live view vs ViewFinder

So today I watched a video that talked about exposure compensation and I really understood it. I’ve watched lots of videos on exposure compensation and they kinda made sense but not like today’s

like if you change one value and want to keep it you have to change the others and it just works. And of course you need light

My question is I’m getting really good shots in live view and struggling with the viewfinder since I can’t see what my exposure is. Example in live view I see everything changing when I set my values . In the viewfinder I can see the exposure meter and try to get to zero but that’s it. I take the shot and it could be under or over exposed.

Still new but I was wondering is it better to use live view or the viewfinder

I have a canon 80D kit lens 18-135 3.5-5.6 and a 70-300 3.5-5.6

Thanks

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