« on: September 13, 2010, 01:13:19 PM »
Tilt screen is a good tool to have. I do not understand why people are against it. "It is not for professional". It it the most ridiculous argument that I have heard. In the old film days, ALL top end professional SLR (Exakta, Nikon F's, Canon A, etc)have interchangeable view finder. It can be switched from penta prism (eye level) or waist level (good for overhead or on the ground too). The waist level view finder in equal (not as versatile)to the tilt screen on the DSLR now. Rollieflex build the whole company on using waist level view finder on all its cameras. Only the high end model have optional eye level view finder. Hasselblad also offer waist level view finder as standard (eye level optional). ALL the above cameras are professional equipments.
As for shooting situation, when you are on assignment, you need to get the picture , regardless of the situation. So a good shooting positing is a luxury, not a requirement.
In fact, when you are doing a full body shot, the perfect shooting position is at waist level. Without the waist level finder (tilt screen on DSLR), you will be on your knees and siting on your bottom all the time.
As for ruggedness, Tilt screen has been used on camcorder (even professional models) for a long time. canon has been using tilt screen on digital camera since G1 (more than 10 years ago),. No body has complain about not being rugged enough yet.