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Nikon D3200 focus - Viewfinder vs Live View

adams03

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adams03 Registered since 04th Jul 2013
Tue 09-Jul-13 03:52 AM | edited Tue 09-Jul-13 03:54 AM by adams03

So I did a focus test using a tripod and fixed settings. I determined that there was no backfocus problem with the lens or camera.

However, I still notice that in some situations, the liveview tends to focus better. I think this is simply an advantage of the very precise (albeit much slower) contrast detection method used when focusing electronically with live view. The view finder method makes use of phase detection for focusing, which is still fairly accurate in most situations, especially in well lit areas. Also, using the view finder is the only way to take a series of very fast shots, and conserves much more battery. However, if sharpness is critical and you have the time/battery to spare, live view might be the better option. I would experiment with both.

A general, generic topic Nikon D3200 focus - Viewfinder vs Live View [View all] , daveyoung , Mon 13-May-13 12:44 PM
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