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The difficulty of pointing is a combination of both the different body position when looking at a screen and the inherent latency in a LCD display. One option would be to mount an external viewfinder to the hot shoe on the camera. There are many models available, search for "external optical viewfinder" or "hot shoe viewfinder". Such a viewfinder will not ...


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As the other answers have hinted at, this isn't so much about the difference between an electronic viewfinder and an optical viewfinder as it is about the different ergonomics of using an eye level viewfinder held in a constant position relative to your face and eyes versus a screen on the back of a camera held a foot or so in front of your face. When you ...


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The suitability of live-view and mirrorless camera options for use with long telephoto lenses comes down to ergonomics, practice, and context. The biggest factor is likely how you're viewing, sighting, and stabilizing the camera, vs what you are photographing. Viewing a non-tilting rear mount screen is probably the worst option in nearly any context. You ...


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[I know we're straying into the world of video here, but I feel it's still relevant] Why is live view harder than "TTL"? because you are not using the senses you were born with - that your eye & hands are easily co-ordinated to match direction, distance, speed & focus [of attention, not sharpness of image]. Catch a ball. No maths required, you just ...


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