Nikon DF live view shooting..

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Pandaemas
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Nikon DF live view shooting..
7 months ago

Hi everyone,

Im new to Nikon and Im wondering, when I manual focus with live view and zoom in on my intended focus area, is it possible to set it up to zoom out all the way once I nailed focus and half-press the shutter button? Rather than pressing the zoom-out button a couple of times which in turn throws the focus off again anyway..

Any help would be appreciated thanks!
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In reply to Pandaemas, 7 months ago

i suppose you're using the shutter half-press to focus.  switching to rear AF-ON will resolve that focus change issue.  as to how to get out of magnified view, try pressing OK.

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In reply to frank-in-toronto, 7 months ago

Sorry for sounding nitpicky, but I dont find it comforable to AF with AF-on button.. Im used to halfpressing..
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Tried pressing ok it doesnt work..
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In reply to Pandaemas, 7 months ago

So no one knows how to instantenously get out if magnified zoom mode when you manual focus using live view? Or such option does not exist at all? I find it wierd if it doesnt..
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In reply to Pandaemas, 7 months ago

you're using the term "manual focus". if u manually focussed the lens, nothing you do on the camera will change the focus plane.

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frank-in-toronto wrote:

you're using the term "manual focus". if u manually focussed the lens, nothing you do on the camera will change the focus plane.

And if you are "half pressing" or using AF-on to focus you are not using manual focus.

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In reply to Pandaemas, 7 months ago

Hi everyone,

Im new to Nikon and Im wondering, when I manual focus with live view and zoom in on my intended focus area, is it possible to set it up to zoom out all the way once I nailed focus and half-press the shutter button? Rather than pressing the zoom-out button a couple of times which in turn throws the focus off again anyway..

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In reply to Kent J, 7 months ago

Maybe I didnt explain it well..

Im using live view handheld with a 55/1.2 ai lens. WHEn I have achieved a focus point, I'd like to half press my shutter to zoom out of magnification completely and frame properly then press the shutter.

If I have to press the "zoom out" button a couple times, will shake my camera , and thus throw the focus off, especially using 1.2.

On a other cameras I can simply half press and it will zoom out completely for me to recheck my composure.
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"OK" button 1-press magnification
In reply to Pandaemas, 7 months ago

You can configure the OK button to toggle between 100% magnification and completely zoomed-out via a single press. Go to Custom Settings -> f2 (OK Button) -> Live View -> Zoom on/off -> Medium Magnification.

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Horshack thank you! Will try ASAP!
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In reply to Pandaemas, 7 months ago

Hi, shooting at f1.2 with live-view is probably not the best thing to do in my opinion! With the camera held at arms lenght, manual focusing and then pressing the OK button to zoom out and re-frame, by the time you take the shot, you probably lost focus already!

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In reply to Artur81, 7 months ago

something to think about is that if camera shake moves you off-focus, then recomposing might introduce the same problem. this is much discussed but here's one page:

http://digital-photography-school.com/the-problem-with-the-focus-recompose-method

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frank-in-toronto wrote:

something to think about is that if camera shake moves you off-focus, then recomposing might introduce the same problem. this is much discussed but here's one page:

http://digital-photography-school.com/the-problem-with-the-focus-recompose-method

Not what the OP is discussing but when shooting people with my 85mm f1.8G on DX at F2, when I switched from using single focus, center point and recompose to continuous focus, move focus point and no recompose, my keeper rate exponentially increased. I almost never miss focus now, before it was a crap shoot.

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In reply to Stacey_K, 7 months ago

I can always move the intended magnification point to where I want it and 1.2 will be used on careful and not rushy photoworks, so is fine.

The OK button works! Thanks man
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