Live view on D600 worthless?

Started Apr 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP swestphotos Regular Member • Posts: 182
Re: Live view on D600 worthless?

stevo23 wrote:

swestphotos wrote:

Okay, I have the Nikon D600 and I absolutely hate the live view. I was totally spoiled with the Canon cameras having the T3 models and 7D, switch to Nikon for the dynamic range and noise performance (yes it's better than Canon)... drawbacks live view royally sucks. I went from exposing the way I want and composing in live view to viewfinder only and getting annoyed with exposures and wasting shutter clicks. Yeah, I've bought a light meter, and after some time I am better at GUESSING but I don't like to guess.

Let's face it... the live view sucks on the D600. It's worthless, I use it for video and I'm not impressed that I have to switch from video mode, out of video change shutter flip back to mode... all the loud clunking around on the camera isn't fun. The zoomed in refresh rate is even more frustrating.

Just curious if this is the case on the D800 and d7100 and d5300 and anything else coming out with Nikon... cause if it is, I may just go back to Canon. Pretty frustrating for me. It's that important to me.

Focus points are the other issue, before I was able to focus in just about the whole frame. Not I have only the middle of the frame... You've probably heard this all before but my question is...

Does this happen on the other nikon cameras?

If you go in and out of live view after each change, you can see the difference on screen. You don't have to expose and chimp every time.

Oh no I've tried that, it definitely doesn't work... in video mode it works... but in stills it changes in the dark and in front of lights and looks totally different than what you take. But that's not the worst of it, the bad part is pinpointing focus.

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