I am happy with the performance of my D800 using the viewfinder, but i am struggling to get any usable shots with Live view.
Basically, when i go to live view mode, regardless of the focus mode or the camera mode (P,S,M,A) the lens starts chattering to try to keep focus and never really achieves it. And when i do get a shot off, the result is always a blurry mess.
I have read the manual, and Mastering the D800 and both sources talk about how Live mode allows even more accurate focus, but i get the opposite ...
I have oticed also when a shot is taken, that the actuation is very slow, while viewfinder mode is very fast for taking the shot. Even when i select Manual and bump up the shutter to 4000 and take a shot, the actuation is slow in Live view mode.
what could i be doing incorrect ? or is it possible my camera is faulty.
I shot a wedding at Byron Bay recently using viewfinder mode and really got some excellent shots ... but this live mode (which i would like to use) is just hopeless.