How do you focus when tethered to LIVE VIEW?

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Jarvis393
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How do you focus when tethered to LIVE VIEW?
Jun 9, 2010

I would like to learn more about how LIVE VIEW works with a Canon5DMk2.

The primary thing I shoot is finished kitchens that my cabinet shop produces.
I do this currently with a Canon5D tethered to a MacBookPro.
The shots are uploaded directly into Aperture 2.

There is a lot of composition that I am missing because I can't get far enough back to frame the shot. This condition is particularly acute in small spaces. If I could somehow pull the camera body all the way into a corner I could get a lot of shots I am missing now.

My question is: How do you handle camera adjustments when using live view?
Can you control shutter speed and F-Stops directly from the computer?
More importantly, can you focus the camera using live view?

What is the actual software that you would be interfacing with while taking the shot?

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