are saying that you don't feel the need for live view on your back?
I don't feel the inevitable need, no. But live view would certainly be a very
I don't think that by now all photographs were out of focus and now after the invention of live view we finally can shoot sharp
I honestly smiled a little bit about Michael's comment in the video about the screen in the Phamiya with the P65+. With the P65+ now we need it and we didn't need it with the P45+? I use split image and microprism screens since years. Even in my small 10MP DSLR because AF is simply not accurate enough especially with wide angles at distances near infinity. And in the small APS-C finder the screen is just too small to focus manually.
I definitely don't need live view for my Contax (with P45) - I have yet to miss accurate focus (from tripod, of course) as the split screens work really, really great. Though it would be helpful to have live view - here I don't miss it.
Regarding the Cambo WRS I use I see it pretty much as "paratom". I shoot the majority of my motifs with the lens set to infinity and this is save ground. Close distances from nearest to about 6 meters distance (talking about the Digitar 47XL here) are not that much of a problem as I can focus these distances pretty well on the groundglass (with a 6x aspherical loupe; and especially with my new fresnel screen). The real challenge are distances near but not quite infinity. Here I am using such a laser distometer from the very beginning and once you figured out how to set the lens it works pretty well. But, of course, it's not accurate enough if you shoot wide open. Exactly here I find Arca Swiss' approach very promising as it seems to be possible to set the distance on a very, very fine scale.
Furthermore I am seriously thinking about the Digaron HR lenses as they are faster as the Digitars. With the faster lenses I could use a GG with split image (preferably a bright screen with split of Bill Maxwell or something similar). At f5.6 with the Digitars the split goes dark so it's unusable here... unfortunately. A well mounted split screen would make live view irrelevant for me personally (as it is the case with my Contax'). Too, I wouldn't buy a new back just because of the live view feature as long as it is possible to work accurate without (and it is IMHO).
So... I think I will keep working (and working around) the "traditional" way for some time. Having said that a well working live view would definitely be a huge improvement. Then again I know that for other purposes than mine live view is more important - so I really understand why so many photographers ask for live view. For me personally: very nice to have but not essential.