Nikon DF live view shooting..

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Pandaemas Contributing Member • Posts: 554
Nikon DF live view shooting..

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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frank-in-toronto Senior Member • Posts: 1,030
Re: Nikon DF live view shooting..

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.

Pandaemas OP Contributing Member • Posts: 554
Re: Nikon DF live view shooting..

Sorry for sounding nitpicky, but I dont find it comforable to AF with AF-on button.. Im used to halfpressing..
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Pandaemas OP Contributing Member • Posts: 554
Re: Nikon DF live view shooting..

Tried pressing ok it doesnt work..
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Pandaemas OP Contributing Member • Posts: 554
Re: Nikon DF live view shooting..

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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frank-in-toronto Senior Member • Posts: 1,030
Re: Nikon DF live view shooting..

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

Truman Prevatt
Truman Prevatt Veteran Member • Posts: 4,737
Re: Nikon DF live view shooting..

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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Kent J Senior Member • Posts: 2,378
Re: Nikon DF live view shooting..

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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Pandaemas OP Contributing Member • Posts: 554
Re: Nikon DF live view shooting..

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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Horshack Veteran Member • Posts: 5,803
"OK" button 1-press magnification

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.

Pandaemas OP Contributing Member • Posts: 554
Re: "OK" button 1-press magnification

Horshack thank you! Will try ASAP!
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Artur81 Junior Member • Posts: 43
Re: "OK" button 1-press magnification

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!

frank-in-toronto Senior Member • Posts: 1,030
Re: "OK" button 1-press magnification

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

Stacey_K
Stacey_K Veteran Member • Posts: 7,864
recompose fails

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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Pandaemas OP Contributing Member • Posts: 554
Re: recompose fails

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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