Does the newly announced D800 firmware work for you?

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Karl Persson
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Re: Still not satisfied
In reply to Tommot1965, Apr 2, 2013

Tommot1965 wrote:

Karl Persson wrote:

Still no LV without camera stopping down while just viewing/focusing. Ruins possibility for critical focus when working at other than fully open aperture, like shooting macro.

try again in manual mode

Mode makes no difference. If camera set to, say, f/11 it stops down the moment you enter LV. Don´t confuse that with exposure simulation, that is only applying a different gain to the LCD; the camera still stops down, making it difficult to focus accurately.

Sure, you can open up aperture and focus, but you don´t want to fiddle with the camera after achieving critical focus when you´re in the macro realm and that makes it hard to set proper aperture after focusing. It´s doable with tethering, but it´s an awkward way to work.

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