I have used Live View a lot, almost exclusively for landscapes. I like the fact that I can focus anywhere in the frame, can test focus by using magnification ad I can see what I'm doing! I have never had a problem and the results are comparable with normal focus techniques using the viewfinder. I have used Live View only with a tripod, exposure delay and remote release. It has not happened to me but I understand that prolonged use of Live View can cause problems - see p 100 of the manual. Hope this helps.