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| p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Angle finder; have you used it? and do you like it? |
I've got a cheap Seagull angle finder, and I use it often. I like that it has 1.25x and 2.5x magnification and an adjustable diopter. I use short/wide lenses mostly to shoot qlnsscapes, though, and rarely a long tele. The angle finder allows me to carry a much shorted tripod, which along with the lower perspective I usually prefer, is much easier to travel with.
After I got "OK" liveview with the 6D, I've stopped using the angle finder completely. Framing under oblique angles is not ideal with a fixed back-screen, but still leagues better than using the OVF.
For really weird angles and tripod shooting, I prefer to use the DSLR controller app on my phone or tablet - either through USB Or WiFi.
Again, I don't "hunt erratic subjects" at weird angles with live-view, and I doubt many do. You just cannot get a DSLR's AF speed through LV, even if Canon's latest DPAF is the best in this segment.
Even the best MILCs that focus pretty good on closer subjects / shorter FLs, suffer a bit~to~a lot with long tele lenses. Perhaps what you are after is not really here yet.
Edited on Mar 22, 2017 at 05:06 PM · View previous versions