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David Busch’s Mastering Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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8Live View and Movies

Digital point-and-shoot cameras have always had live preview to accompany their (generally) poor optical viewfinders—and today, many of these cameras offer only the live view option and lack an optical viewfinder entirely. Initially, live view was slow to catch on among experienced SLR users (especially those dating from the film era). While at first dSLR veterans didn’t really miss live view, it was at least, in part, because they didn’t have it and couldn’t miss what they never had. After all, why would you eschew a big, bright, magnified through-the-lens optical view that showed depth-of-field fairly well, and which was easily visible under virtually all ambient light conditions? LCD displays, after all, were small, tended ...

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