Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Touring the viewfinder, part of Learning the Nikon D5200 and D5300.
- When you use the viewfinder, you're actually looking…through the same lens that's going to expose the sensor.…This can give you a fairly clear view of your scene.…The viewfinder can also give you a lot of status information…about the scene to help you make the right decisions.…Let's start outside the viewfinder.…One control that's important to understand is the diopter.…This is useful if you wear glasses…and want to remove them for shooting.…You may be able to adjust the diopter…to compensate when shooting.…Rotate the small knob to focus on the viewfinder.…Now, if your vision's too bad,…the diopter controls may not be that helpful.…
Keep in mind it's also pretty easy…to bump the diopter accidentally.…If you think that your camera's having problems…auto-focusing very well, I recommend you check the diopter,…and make sure that it's not set…for any correction to the image.…Inside the viewfinder, there's a lot…of additional information overlaid…that can be helpful as you make a photo.…When you look through the viewfinder, you'll see a number…
- Getting ready to shoot
- Shooting in scene modes
- Working with the built-in flash
- Changing ISO
- Focusing with modes or by hand
- Understanding shutter release mode
- Switching metering modes
- Shooting with an external flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Camera
3. Shooting in Programmed Auto Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
Using the self-timer2m 20s
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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