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Steve Balcombe

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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2015, 09:00:31 AM »
Many of my fungus pics on Flickr are taken with the 60D hanging under the tripod at ground level, using the articulated screen to frame and focus. See https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevebalcombe/albums/72157633443463415




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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2015, 03:30:25 PM »
There are situations where I at 6"2 have had to stretch with my camera held over my head to get a shot in a crowd.  I've also found low level shots are much easier.

Generally, its a rarely used feature for me, but when needed, its nice to have.

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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2015, 03:48:35 PM »
Is thread already too far gone to point out I was hoping to see shots taken WITH a flip-screen, not OF a flip-screen?

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I'm not sure that applies. A flip screen is an ergonomic feature that makes taking images easier. Not necessarily that it enables certain images to be taken that couldn't otherwise be taken. I mean you can get down on your belly and shoot images of mushrooms but with a flip screen you don't have to. Sometimes technology is just there to make our lives/work easier. That's one of the reasons we even buy DSLRs, instead of shooting film.

Personally I find the flip screen most useful for video and self portraits. Selfies. I hate that word but I'm going to use it because it applies best for non tripod casual self portraits. For video though, a flip screen is super useful as it's your only monitor. Sure you could use an external monitor or a field monitor attached to the top of the camera, but then where are you going to mount your audio recorder if your shoe is already taken? Just easier to have the flip screen on the camera itself. More compact and convenient.

I have a magnetic loop that attaches to my flip out LCD and it makes it far more useable as I can tilt it up and down or from the side which sometimes helps ease people in video interviews when they don't see me staring directly through the camera at them.

I know some will say the 5D is not a video camera or just get a video camra instead. A lot of photographers say that because they can't understand the desire to shoot video with a DSLR. But this is my personal camera. The company I work for owns a C100mkII and it's great. But for myself who is stuck on a salary, I want a camera for both stills and video without spending twice as much on two different bodies. Yeah I do use my personal camera as a b-cam for company work sometimes. For a couple years there it was the A-cam before I convinced them they needed a C100mkII. I can't afford to be buyng a C100 in addition to a 5D along with lenses. Eventually maybe I could, but why if I can get a camera that does both? I'm not less a photographer just because I also shot video, but some photographers think the 5D is only for them and video people can shove off. You can make that argument wiht a Nikon Df but not a 5D. That series of camera changed the video landscape. It's just as much for video as stills now, so why not add features that help for video?     

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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2015, 09:54:44 PM »
Many of my fungus pics on Flickr are taken with the 60D hanging under the tripod at ground level, using the articulated screen to frame and focus. See https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevebalcombe/albums/72157633443463415





Good stuff. I was trying to photograph fungi yesterday and I'd have loved a flip-out screen - lying on the cold, wet, uneven forest floor is not ideal (and even then cricking my neck to use the viewfinder).
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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2015, 10:27:46 PM »
leaned over the side of the canoe with the camera about 6 inches above the water to get the angle right..... no other way than a tilt-swivel screen to frame the shot......
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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2015, 10:56:40 PM »
Very nice shot, Don. The angle is perfect, well done.

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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2015, 03:35:35 AM »
leaned over the side of the canoe with the camera about 6 inches above the water to get the angle right..... no other way than a tilt-swivel screen to frame the shot......

i agree this is a cool shot for memory. but do we agree that the picture is not sharp and the framing is too narrow. i see value the in a swivel screen to take a picture of somthing you might have missed otherwise. this is not what i use my 5d for, however. i have not yet seen any of these one-in-a-million outstanding pictures where it is not only about a blurred catch of Nessie or an Alien...
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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2015, 03:35:35 AM »

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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2015, 05:10:56 AM »
leaned over the side of the canoe with the camera about 6 inches above the water to get the angle right..... no other way than a tilt-swivel screen to frame the shot......

i agree this is a cool shot for memory. but do we agree that the picture is not sharp and the framing is too narrow. i see value the in a swivel screen to take a picture of somthing you might have missed otherwise. this is not what i use my 5d for, however. i have not yet seen any of these one-in-a-million outstanding pictures where it is not only about a blurred catch of Nessie or an Alien...

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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2015, 06:43:25 AM »
leaned over the side of the canoe with the camera about 6 inches above the water to get the angle right..... no other way than a tilt-swivel screen to frame the shot......

i agree this is a cool shot for memory. but do we agree that the picture is not sharp and the framing is too narrow. i see value the in a swivel screen to take a picture of somthing you might have missed otherwise. this is not what i use my 5d for, however. i have not yet seen any of these one-in-a-million outstanding pictures where it is not only about a blurred catch of Nessie or an Alien...

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i guess you need some extra time to find a quote on framing...
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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2015, 07:10:44 AM »
leaned over the side of the canoe with the camera about 6 inches above the water to get the angle right..... no other way than a tilt-swivel screen to frame the shot......

i agree this is a cool shot for memory. but do we agree that the picture is not sharp and the framing is too narrow. i see value the in a swivel screen to take a picture of somthing you might have missed otherwise. this is not what i use my 5d for, however. i have not yet seen any of these one-in-a-million outstanding pictures where it is not only about a blurred catch of Nessie or an Alien...

Wait, when did this thread turn into 'must be a one-in-a-million shot'? As others have mentioned I think, very few shots will be obviously taken with a flip screen, but they may well be a lot easier/more convenient to shoot that way, the fungus pics being an excellent example.
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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2015, 07:28:30 AM »
leaned over the side of the canoe with the camera about 6 inches above the water to get the angle right..... no other way than a tilt-swivel screen to frame the shot......

i agree this is a cool shot for memory. but do we agree that the picture is not sharp and the framing is too narrow. i see value the in a swivel screen to take a picture of somthing you might have missed otherwise. this is not what i use my 5d for, however. i have not yet seen any of these one-in-a-million outstanding pictures where it is not only about a blurred catch of Nessie or an Alien...

Wait, when did this thread turn into 'must be a one-in-a-million shot'? As others have mentioned I think, very few shots will be obviously taken with a flip screen, but they may well be a lot easier/more convenient to shoot that way, the fungus pics being an excellent example.

sorry, my mistake. from pictures to be taken with 3'000 dollar equipment, which is apparently missing vital features, i expect a little bit more than what i saw so far. i didn't see anything yet where a PowerShot would not suffice.
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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2015, 08:06:59 AM »
leaned over the side of the canoe with the camera about 6 inches above the water to get the angle right..... no other way than a tilt-swivel screen to frame the shot......

i agree this is a cool shot for memory. but do we agree that the picture is not sharp and the framing is too narrow. i see value the in a swivel screen to take a picture of somthing you might have missed otherwise. this is not what i use my 5d for, however. i have not yet seen any of these one-in-a-million outstanding pictures where it is not only about a blurred catch of Nessie or an Alien...

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i guess you need some extra time to find a quote on framing...

It was a hint to you not to criticise.
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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2015, 08:11:53 AM »
leaned over the side of the canoe with the camera about 6 inches above the water to get the angle right..... no other way than a tilt-swivel screen to frame the shot......

i agree this is a cool shot for memory. but do we agree that the picture is not sharp and the framing is too narrow. i see value the in a swivel screen to take a picture of somthing you might have missed otherwise. this is not what i use my 5d for, however. i have not yet seen any of these one-in-a-million outstanding pictures where it is not only about a blurred catch of Nessie or an Alien...

“Sharpness is a bourgeois concept” – Henri Cartier Bresson

i guess you need some extra time to find a quote on framing...

It was a hint to you not to criticise.

aha. sorry. didn't get it. i thought we want a feature on the camera that makes it easyer for us to take unsharp pictures.
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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2015, 08:11:53 AM »

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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2015, 08:43:03 AM »
leaned over the side of the canoe with the camera about 6 inches above the water to get the angle right..... no other way than a tilt-swivel screen to frame the shot......

i agree this is a cool shot for memory. but do we agree that the picture is not sharp and the framing is too narrow. i see value the in a swivel screen to take a picture of somthing you might have missed otherwise. this is not what i use my 5d for, however. i have not yet seen any of these one-in-a-million outstanding pictures where it is not only about a blurred catch of Nessie or an Alien...

Wait, when did this thread turn into 'must be a one-in-a-million shot'? As others have mentioned I think, very few shots will be obviously taken with a flip screen, but they may well be a lot easier/more convenient to shoot that way, the fungus pics being an excellent example.

sorry, my mistake. from pictures to be taken with 3'000 dollar equipment, which is apparently missing vital features, i expect a little bit more than what i saw so far. i didn't see anything yet where a PowerShot would not suffice.
Shot taken with an SX-50.........
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Re: Flip-screen Sample Shots!
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2015, 09:01:59 AM »
leaned over the side of the canoe with the camera about 6 inches above the water to get the angle right..... no other way than a tilt-swivel screen to frame the shot......

i agree this is a cool shot for memory. but do we agree that the picture is not sharp and the framing is too narrow. i see value the in a swivel screen to take a picture of somthing you might have missed otherwise. this is not what i use my 5d for, however. i have not yet seen any of these one-in-a-million outstanding pictures where it is not only about a blurred catch of Nessie or an Alien...

Wait, when did this thread turn into 'must be a one-in-a-million shot'? As others have mentioned I think, very few shots will be obviously taken with a flip screen, but they may well be a lot easier/more convenient to shoot that way, the fungus pics being an excellent example.

sorry, my mistake. from pictures to be taken with 3'000 dollar equipment, which is apparently missing vital features, i expect a little bit more than what i saw so far. i didn't see anything yet where a PowerShot would not suffice.
Shot taken with an SX-50.........

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