I’m certainly getting better at annoying people when I take their picture :) Okay, not really, but it’s that I’m still fiddling with the LCD screen and the controls and not simply putting the camera to my eye. That’s okay. A good stare adds a little something to the image. (This is all Canon EOS T4i fiddling). I could have done the same thing by quickly prefocusing and shooting with the viewfinder but I really do enjoy using the screen and the grid.
I was asked whether you can just walk around all day with the LCD Liveview on. Answer – no way. Number one, it eats through batteries too fast. For example if I’m shooting with the viewfinder, I could go for days and days before needing a recharge. But if I’m in LiveView (LCD) you go through the a battery in about 2 hours, even if you are constantly flipping LiveView on and off.
There’s actually still one thing I need to find out about LiveView. It clicks off after a few minutes. I’m not sure if that’s something I’ve set in the functions somewhere or if it’s just built in to keep the thing from getting warm (which used to happen with the early Txi models).