a external monitor is on my shopping list for 2 reasons:
1° i shoot more and more video with my D800 riga and a external monitor would e very helpful for that
2° my eyes become nearsighted and so a bigger monitor would help to have a better control over what i see and record
3° the bigger monitor would be helpful to take pictures with a rebreather as the big "mouthpiece" prevent to have the housing near in front of the eye
I belive that a external monitor with a zoom function would be very helpful and replace (for me) a viewfinder even if the optical quality is much lower.
I think that the main reason for the low use of external monitors is that good quality monitors are quite expensive and - if not using a tripod - make the camera harder to hold steady due it's additional weight.
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