Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Working in live view, part of Nikon D800 and D810: Tips, Tricks, & Techniques.
- Whenever I do any kind of tripod work…with my D810, D800 Series camera,…I'm always using Live View now,…for a number of reasons.…The fact that, when you're in Live View, the mirror is up,…which means there's a little bit less vibration,…and any kind of vibration may have an effect on…a very deep file like a 36 megapixel file…that these cameras are capable of capturing.…So anything you can do to reduce vibration is a good thing,…and that's why the tripod that I'm on…is a really high-quality, sturdy one for sure.…
So, to use Live View, I simply make sure…that I'm on the camera setting,…and then I press the Live View button.…So, normally I'm out in the field,…but for demonstration purposes,…we set up this little still life.…So the first thing I do is,…with Live View in the Still mode,…if I hit the Info button, numerous times,…it calls up a variety of different screens.…The first one that I do is this kind of leveler,…which allows me to kind of level out the image,…when I get the green light,…I know that it's absolutely level,…
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Steve Simon demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making the D800 and D810 far more responsive.
- Configuring back button autofocus
- Working in single-point autofocus
- Using dynamic-area and group-area autofocus
- Exploring advanced autofocus in the D800 and D810
- Working in live view
- Reviewing best practices for Nikon shooting