Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Live View with the Canon 7D Mark II, part of Canon 7D Mark II: Tips, Tricks, & Techniques.
- I have a tendency to make use of the live view display…on the back of my camera rather extensively.…I shoot video in live view mode of course,…sometimes I'm establishing focus in live view,…sometimes I'm just composing in live view…because I find it a little bit easier or more convenient,…depending on the photographic situation.…But there are a few settings…that I think are helpful to be familiar with.…And a couple of settings you…might want to change from their defaults.…To begin with, in live view mode by default,…the camera is continuously auto-focusing,…regardless of your camera settings,…unless you've disabled the auto-focus on the lens itself.…
And that can be distracting and annoying,…and in some cases can actually cause you to…not get a sharp image,…depending on your photographic situation.…So here for example, if I put my hand in front of the frame,…the camera will focus on my hand,…when I remove my hand,…the camera will focus on the flowers…in the background there.…Sometimes that's a good thing,…but I find it to be a little bit problematic…
The Canon 7D Mark II is photographer Tim Grey's favorite camera for his own work. In this course, he demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making your camera far more responsive. Learn how to adjust the size and quality of RAW and JPEG capture, add metadata such as copyright and geolocation data in-camera, set up custom exposure modes, and create time lapses by using the built-in intervalometer.
- Adjusting RAW mode options
- Setting copyright metadata
- Configuring back-button autofocus
- Configuring custom modes
- Working with the built-in flash and intervalometer