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09-13-2008, 05:22 PM   #1
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Monitor view?

I'm a proud owner of a K200D. Already for 840 seconds!

But I have a major problem. I shoot most of my photo's while riding a bicycle. So far I used a Fuji Finepics S5500, using (obviously) the monitor, not the viewfinder. So far I can't find a reasonable way to do that with a K200D.

Can anyone with more experience give me some advice here?


Co van Kessel Bangkok Tours - Fietsen in Bangkok - Bicycling in Bangkok - to give you an idea why I shoot while riding a bicycle.

09-13-2008, 05:43 PM   #2
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I hope you didn't buy the K200D expecting it to have LiveView. Most DSLR's (until very recently) don't do this, and most of the ones that do offer it, do so very poorly compared to P&S cameras. The reason is the whole thing that makes a DSLR a DSLR - the mirror that normally directly the images away from the sensor and toward the viewfnder.

Assuming you are actually asking for advice on using the viewfinder while riding a bicycle, all i can say it, be careful, and thank goodness for SR!
09-13-2008, 06:31 PM   #3
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Actually, yes. I blindly assumed this would be possible. Using the viewfinder is something even a kamikaze would hesitate to do.
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You could invest in a wide zoom and hyper-focus?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Clicker Quote
You could invest in a wide zoom and hyper-focus?
If you use a lens in the 18 - 14 mm range, you can just set it up on your chest and press the remote whenever you feel like taking a shot. While in a family reunion recently, I did just that at 16mm, (walking, not riding, but the principle is the same). After a few attempts, I am sure you could get the framing down quite well.

If you get a remote, you could even trigger the camera without taking your hands of the handlebars.
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You can also invest in a "Zigview". It adds a lot of possibility to the camera.

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