in field guide for D800 i remember reading that to minimize blur from mirror slap, Nikon recomends using LV mode. Is that true for D800 that mirror does not going down for metering before releasing sutter in LV?
#2. "RE: Mirror slap in live view mode" In response to Reply # 0
If you put the D800 on a solid tripod such as a Gitzo, the mirror slap will not effect your shots because the tripod anchors the body. I ran a series of tests doing HDR with the camera in live view vs normal mirror slap when mounted on a Gitzo GT3530L tripod and Kirk BH-3 Ball Head. I found no difference.
#3. "RE: Mirror slap in live view mode" In response to Reply # 0
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That's correct, the mirror stays up the total time in live view, even if you take a series of photos. You can even review the images without the mirror going down.
I just did a macro focus stack with Helicon Remote software. The program puts the camera in Live View and shows the image on your computer monitor. It changes the focus using the AF motor in your camera/lens. Through the whole sequence the mirror stayed up!
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#4. "RE: Mirror slap in live view mode" In response to Reply # 3
A different question regarding live view. Just got my D800 and playing around, and noticed when shooting in live view a significant wait from the time I press the shutter till the image appears for review in the LCD. During that time, assume can't take any shots, as not seeing anything thru the LCD. So ... my question ... is there any reason to consider using live view in continuous mode (AF-C) when trying to track an object? Would assume the behavior I have seen would make this non optimal. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks.