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01-06-2013, 07:54 AM   #16
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I never found any trouble in recomposing the picture ... is just a few mm left or right (how lazy can we get?).
Is not that hard to move the camera slightly to side.
I thought the same when I was trying to explain center-point focusing to someone who was frustrated with the lack of AF points on the K-x. I grew up on split screens, so to me, picking a focus point, focusing, then composing, seems "natural". What I didn't realize was that his glasses made it really hard to find a good focus point in the VF. I had to use the diopter adjustment for the first time recently (yes, I have a birthday coming up - why do you ask?), so I have a new appreciation for what he was saying.

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I thought the same when I was trying to explain center-point focusing to someone who was frustrated with the lack of AF points on the K-x. I grew up on split screens, so to me, picking a focus point, focusing, then composing, seems "natural". What I didn't realize was that his glasses made it really hard to find a good focus point in the VF. I had to use the diopter adjustment for the first time recently (yes, I have a birthday coming up - why do you ask?), so I have a new appreciation for what he was saying.
Would a magnifying viewfinder help in this situation?
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Would a magnifying viewfinder help in this situation?
It might. In this particular case, I think the best answer is not a dSLR. If you don't want to do post-processing, don't want to swap lenses, don't plan on large prints, and want large depth-of-field / fast focusing for shooting kids, I think a superzoom or high-end compact is a better choice.
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