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Do you find that the LCDVF is useful for tripod-based shooting as well? I wonder if I could judge focus on the D800 without zooming in?
I use LCDVF for tripod shooting if lightning is all the time changing and I have to be 105% sure I get right exposure on first try. Or if there is so much light that I find it hard to see LCD (rarely issue in Finnish forest...).
I'm not sure what LCDVF or no-LCDVF affects on judging focus on the D800 without zooming? The resolution of current camera LCDs is not sufficient even for 20Mpix, and no way it would be sufficient for 30+Mpix.
I have -1.5 on my right eye, but although the LCDVF apparently has no diopter, they claim usefulness from +5 to -2. How do you find that?
I haven't had issues with LCDVF, I can see the pixel grid of 5DmkII LCD with LCDVF (and without). I have 1.2 and 2.x on my glasses, don't know is it - or +, but I cannot see far without glasses e.g. drive car (well I could if I would not need to read the road signs, and my drivers license would not say that I need to drive with glasses...). I can shoot as well with either eye. Sometimes I feel that optical finder diopter settings don't go far enough and it's hard to see crisp details crisp enough - so maybe their marketing speech is truthful.
If diopter adjustment needed then other similar devices than LCDVF are more suitable. I haven't checked market situation for some years now,but back then when I was choosing devide the other options were with 3x and when I tested they were way too "wide" for my taste - very easy to focus, but very very difficult to compose considering whole image.
Just few minutes later (from previous photo I posted above) and photo needed 10 minute manual masking and tweaking in PhotoShop to get decent balance between sky and forest. Carl Zeiss APO-Sonnar T* 2/135 @ f/11, 1s, ISO 100