This hit and miss exercise had gone on long enough. thank goodness I'm not shooting film. At least I can delete the sub-par images and be none the less for wear. The Viewfinder on my Canon Digital Rebel XTi is fine for outdoor shooting. I found myself having to shoot wide and crop indoors, leading to more computer time. My video camera has no viewfinder. It just has a live view screen. I have trouble shooting outside because I can't see the screen very well in bright sunlight.
Technology is still helping me keep up my hobby/business. I decided I needed a DSLR with video and live view. I didn't have much research to do. The new camera had to be a Canon. I have a lot of money invested in Canon lenses. It couldn't be a full frame because again I already have all these lenses. So my choices were narrowed to the Canon Rebel T3, T3i, and T5i. The T3 was out because it's not much of an upgrade from my XTi. The other two are similar but I choose the T5i comes with a lense that focuses quietly. No strange noise when shooting video.
Now I have spare cameras and not at a disadvantage where ever I am. Andrea is going to be my apprentice so all cameras will be put to use. I'll use my new camera as a crutch when I need it and my old tried and trues when I don't.