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  1. #1
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    Aug 2011
    Sandy, Utah

    No View Finder??

    I recently shopped for a new camera. I was stunned by how many cameras have no view finder other than the LCD display. For me, using an LCD display to frame a photo is awkward and much harder to do, especially in bright light. I passed up several very nice cameras because they had no view finder.

    Am I missing something? Is there a technique for using the LCD display for a view finder that I haven't found?

    Any insight will be appreciated, Jim

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    Senior Member OldClicker's Avatar
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    Aug 2008
    Mundelein, IL USA

    Re: No View Finder??

    I don't understand why you would find it so difficult to frame an image. In bright sun, it may be harder to see, but that's the price you pay for a much smaller, cheaper camera. - Terry
    I am no better than you. I critique to teach myself to see.
    Feel free to edit my photos or do anything else that will help me learn.
    Sony/Minolta - way more gear than talent.

  3. #3
    Formerly Michael Fanelli, mwfanelli, mfa mwfanelli2's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    Perryville, MD

    Re: No View Finder??

    The problem with an OVF on a small camera is that the majority of times, they stink. Keep working at it and you will get used to using the LCD.
    “Men never do evil so cheerfully and completely as when they do so from religious conviction.” — Blaise Pascal

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    Senior Member volks's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
    North Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Re: No View Finder??

    I'm with you Hawkeye62. I will not buy a compact camera unless it has a view finder.
    I just find it much easier to hold the camera steady when looking through the view finder.
    Nikon D7200
    Nikon P7100
    Nikon 16-80/2.8-4 ED VR
    Nikon 55-200 VR II

    Keeping it light and simple.

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