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Old Apr 2, 2011, 8:54 AM   #1
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Default Electric view finder or LCD? for FZ35/FZ40/F100 Users

what do you use mostly Electric view finder or LCD??

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Old Apr 2, 2011, 4:04 PM   #2
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On my old camera (12 times zoom) I used to use the EVF all the time, it just was like using a SLR viewfinder and was perfect, The LCD was only 1.25 inch across and was poor for the job it was supposed to do....

The FZ45 EVF on the other hand is (to me) just about useless. It looks so small and cramped in there. The LCD works but I still find it hard to use to focus with and end up with the camera set always to auto focus.
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Old Apr 2, 2011, 5:22 PM   #3
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I use the EVF if I'm shooting outside in bright light because it doesn't glare like the LCD does also using a lot of zoom or if I have to shoot with a slower shutter because it is easier to keep the camera stable.
But for general picture taking I just use the LCD.
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Old Apr 2, 2011, 9:13 PM   #4
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I exclusively use the LCD. The image is just too small in the EVF, and I also hate having to take my glasses off and on. I also find it easier to compose my shot on the larger LCD screen. Glare can be annoying, but I've learn to work around it.

I know many people who only like to use the EVF.
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Old Apr 2, 2011, 10:48 PM   #5
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Like Saly, I only ever use the LCD and I haven't had any problems with composition or focussing. It is of course personal preference.
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In the fz35 i usually use the lcd because its a fair size and you can easily see all your settings. I use the EVF when i need to stabilize my camera more, i found out that it works out. Also if it is very bright but still sometimes i use the lcd. The only problem is that the EVF is very hard without any rubber and if you try to take some shots for a long period then your eye area will hurt a little.
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I only use the EVF on my FZ38. When I use the EVF, it steadies the camera firmly up against my face and I also don't need to use my classes, as I can adjust the diopter dial instead.
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EVF most of the time.

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LCD 100% of the time. This is my first camera with an EVF and I just dont like it.
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I'm not sure if the same is true for these bridge cameras, but an expert landscape photographer (DSLR) told me they use the LCD to compose the photo and focus 1/3 of the way into the scene for sharp results. I imagine this is also because the camera would be mounted on a tripod.
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