Enlarged view during shooting

Started Jan 7, 2013 | Questions
neok Forum Member • Posts: 50
Enlarged view during shooting

Is it possible to use enlarged view during shooting using autofocus or DMF? I know it is possible during MF and DMF after turning the focusingring? I want to check focus in AF or DMF without having to touch the focus-ring.

Koen

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Re: Enlarged view during shooting

I don't think so, but I don't have any AF lenses.

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windowsmaclinux Regular Member • Posts: 249
Re: Enlarged view during shooting

I don't think so. You can try slightly touching the focus ring and hope that that doesn't change the focus.

wcdennis Regular Member • Posts: 116
Re: Enlarged view during shooting

It seems like it would make composition rather difficult. You can have focus peaking active with auto focus.

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OP neok Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: Enlarged view during shooting

Thank you all for your answers.

In my case composition is not of great concern, since I photograph small insects and crop my images. Exact sharpness is most important. Indeed I do use focuspeaking, which most of the time works great I'd like to have a closer look at my objects while shooting, but that does not seem to be possible.

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Re: Enlarged view during shooting

neok wrote:

Thank you all for your answers.

In my case composition is not of great concern, since I photograph small insects and crop my images. Exact sharpness is most important. Indeed I do use focuspeaking, which most of the time works great I'd like to have a closer look at my objects while shooting, but that does not seem to be possible.

Koen

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What is the problem with using the focus ring for enlarging in AF/DMF ?

Maybe explaining this particular point will help us finding a solution for you...

Marc

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