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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:22 pm 
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Hi all,

On the subject of live view on the E-510 what have existing users been using this mode for?

I thought I might use this for landscape photography and panoramas as it would be in theory easier to compose on the screen rather than the VF?

I just interested to find out what E-510 users have got out of live view before I make my purchase, any feedback would be great! :lol:


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I rarely use it. It was not one of the features that sold me to the E510. On any type of photo where you'd use a tripod (and there are no fast moving objects) you could use it to ease composition though.

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I use (will be using) a 40D soon but the principle is the same.

Live view can be very useful in macro or astro-photography. It can be easier to make fine adjustments and you get to see 100% of what the sensor is 'seeing'.

It is best for considered photography that takes more time, but is by no means an absolute must. Most of time I prefer to use the viewfinder anyway but it's nice to have - although it's harsh on battery life!!!

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I don't use it, except for over-the-head and down-to-the-ground shots where looking through the viewfinder is impossible. It was also NOT one of the features that sold me to the E-510

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Thanks all.

Just don't want to think I'm missing something about the LV debate.


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Unlike the others...it is one of the features that DID sell me.... but i was comming from point and shoot that all have "live view"

I find it very good when atttapmting to adjust settings in manual?S priority or A pariority... if you take "live boost" off it will show you exactly how the shot will look ...darkness/ brightness etc....and for extended exposures (5-30seconds) it will also show you "overexposed areas" and the level the shot will be at when complete.. so its good for me.....

But then again i do alot of "trick" photography , so i really like it.....

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