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dadsnapy Registered since 13th Jun 2011Tue 05-Jul-11 08:18 AM
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"D7000 live vew"


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I am trying to use live view for stiles and hand holding in the same way I have used the D300 but the D7000 takes so long to focus and take the picture. The focus miss-focuses and some times it will not focus at all, I use spot focusing,in the same way I do on the D300, I have no problems with the D300 in this method and obtain good reesoults. I would have thought that the new D7000 would work in the same way, but it seems they have have not followed the same root, which is a pity as I find this function a useful tool in the right constance.

  

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dm1dave Administrator
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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberTue 05-Jul-11 02:05 PM
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#1. "RE: D7000 live vew"
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Monterey Bay, US
          

My guess is that you are moving the camera around.
16mps are a lot less tolerant of user error than 12.
Try using a TriPod or at least a MonoPod &/or increase the shutter speed.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Tue 05-Jul-11 03:33 PM
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I don’t think he is referring to unsharp pictures. Andrew is saying that he is have trouble with focus speed and an inability to achieve focus while in live view.

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberThu 07-Jul-11 01:39 PM
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Monterey Bay, US
          

>I don’t think he is referring to unsharp pictures. Andrew is
>saying that he is have trouble with focus speed and an
>inability to achieve focus while in live view.


Did I mention unsharp pictures?
Besides, doesn't "focus" relate to sharp pictures?

I recommend a TriPod to anyone who is trying to achieve focus with or without using LiveView.

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Thu 07-Jul-11 03:44 PM
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Paignton, GB
          

I don't see that your tripod advice, although good in general, relates to this particular problem.

The posts below, in my view, are addressing the right issue.

Brian
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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberThu 07-Jul-11 05:55 PM
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Monterey Bay, US
          

>I don't see that your tripod advice, although good in
>general, relates to this particular problem.
>
>The posts below, in my view, are addressing the right issue.


I am just trying to help by removing an obstacle.
But you seem only willing to find fault in what I say.

Just hand hold your camera so that it bobs about while shooting a moving target and then try to use LiveView after applying all the best of the other advice.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Fri 08-Jul-11 03:29 AM
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Lowden, US
          

No worries Roger, it's all good.

We are all just trying to help.

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jonathanryoung Registered since 19th Dec 2006Tue 05-Jul-11 03:59 PM
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#3. "RE: D7000 live vew"
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GB
          

I haven't used any LiveView before I got my D7000 (I had a D70 before) - Generally I use the TTL viewfinder, which obviously has zero lag and I think in the case of the D7K, 100% view coverage. However, the few times that I have tried to use LiveView, it has generally been unsuccessful because I have been handholding it, and am still learning the camera! The autofocus is sooooo much more sophisticated and complex than my D70, it is easy to use an inappropriate mode.
I think you probably just need to learn what modes work for you in your environment with the subject matter at hand. When using the TTL, it is easier to point and hold the camera steady at the target object. When hand holding with LiveView, I for one can't hold it steady - so the autofocus will keep moving. My videos have been rubbish too so far for the same reason. My fault - not the camera's.

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Tue 05-Jul-11 06:02 PM
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#4. "RE: D7000 live vew"
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Nevis, US
          

There are two modes for Live View in the D300, the hand-holding mode and tripod mode. The hand-holding mode uses "phase detection" for AF, tripod mode uses "contrast detection". Phase detection is the way normal (without live view) AF works, and it is much faster than contrast detection. The D7000 only uses contrast detection for focusing in live view (there aren't both modes for LV), so it is slower.

I think most DSLR Live View users use it when on a tripod. The best method for viewing/focusing when hand-holding would be to use the viewfinder.

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ChrisPlatt Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jun 2011Wed 06-Jul-11 05:11 PM
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#5. "RE: D7000 live vew"
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What lens do you have mounted on the camera? The Live View on the D300 has two focus modes: handheld mode and tripod mode. In handheld mode, the camera uses phase detect autofocus and in tripod mode it uses contrast detect autofocus. Phase detect autofocus can be faster than contrast detect.

The D7000 only uses contrast detect autofocus when in Live View. Additionally, many older third party lenses may not be compatible with the contrast detect focus system on the D7000. In many cases, those lenses can be upgraded by the manufacturer. I know Sigma has a number of lenses that require upgrade to focus properly with the D7000 Live View.

The combination of contrast detect autofocus and/or incompatible lenses could explain your issues.



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gbowen Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Mar 2011Mon 25-Jul-11 03:41 PM
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Canton, US
          

Why didn't Nikon incorporate the D300's Liveview focus modes? Seems like a step backward to not design the D7K with it.

George

  

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