Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Focusing in Live View, part of Nikon D7000 Essential Training.
When you activate Live View, your camera raises its mirror out of the way so…that light can get from the lens directly back to the sensor.…It's the sensor that creates the image that's shown on the LCD screen.…So, no Live View image can be created when the mirror is down and in the way.…Unfortunately, there is something else that happens when the mirror flips up.…The Autofocus Sensors are located up here in the camera's pentaprism.…Light from the lens gets bounced up into here and the Autofocus Sensors analyze…it to calculate focus.…
When the mirror flips up though, those sensors go blind, meaning your camera…loses its normal Autofocus capability.…When you're Live View then, the camera has to use a different method to Autofocus.…By default, rather than relying on its Autofocus sensors, the computer in…your camera will analyze the image that the sensor is capturing and focus accordingly.…Practical upshot of all this is that Autofocus in Live View is much slower than…it is when you shoot normally.…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Nikon SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
Using white balance presets2m 11s
6. Understanding Release Modes
7. Using the Exposure Control Options
8. More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Modes
15. Using Custom Settings
16. Retouching Images
17. Caring for Your Camera
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