Thanks so much for your input. I usually zoom to check focus and use the histograms. I thought it might be easier to see a larger image immediately, but I suppose the few seconds to check that stuff isn’t worth the hundreds of dollars spent on a monitor. I’ve rarely shot video on a DSLR because I’ve always been of the mentality that if I want video, I’ll shoot with a dedicated video camera and I wasn’t rally impressed with the results. Maybe I should try video again now that the technology has apparently improved and see if it’s what it’s hyped up to be, but for the time being, I’m content practising with stills.