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| p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Thought on touch screen implemented in the 5D Mk IV? |
I haven't seen anyone who considered the option of using it for some tasks and not using it for others. That, to me, is very telling.
I bought a refrigerator that has pull out shelves. You can pull out the shelf to make it a lot easier to get at the items on the shelf. I never think to pull the shelf out, even though I can see it being an advantage, I just don't do it for some reason. That was 20 years ago.
I have found the touch screen to be slower to get through a bunch of frames fast, to get to the previous ones that are more than 10 or 20 frames back. I use the dial for that. I am usually reviewing the frames to see what I am shooting at the present time, so I use the TS. Like was mentioned before, your finger is already on the screen, so it seems like a natural motion to just keep it there. I still say that it's faster to use the TS to pinch to zoom then use the conventional method.
As far as the menu options go, it is definetely faster (for me) to hit the "Q" button and go right to an option through the TS, as you touch it and it's "right there" in front of you, instantly. As I've been using the TS, I have gotten really efficient with it, and I get faster with it everytime I use it. The one I loved was the fact that I can touch the exposure compensation on the 80D and then just slide it back and forth with my finger, something I couldn't do on the 70D, and it was frustrating not to be able to do that on the 70D. When I got my 80D, it was enabled, and I absolutely know that it is faster to slide the compensation bar with my finger, than to have to go back to the button interface to change it. That one feature of the TS put a big smile on my face, and it still does.