Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Touring the viewfinder, part of Up and Running with the Nikon D600 and D610.
- 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.…
I recommend you use the auto-focus area brackets…as a guide when setting focus with the diopter.…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…
Want to get up and running even faster? Check out the "Quick Start" chapter to learn how to use your D600 or D610 straight out of the box.
- Powering up and shooting with the scene modes
- Reviewing the lens controls
- Changing image format and size
- Adjusting ISO and exposure compensations
- Using Flexible Program mode
- Shooting in continuous low-speed, high-speed, and quiet-shutter-release modes
- Switching between metering modes
- Shooting with flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Up and Running with DSLR Filmmakingwith Chad Perkins1h 10m Appropriate for all
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look
3. Shooting in Programmed Auto Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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