First time I have used Live View and have an issue.
When I have Live View switched on in shall we say normal daytime room light I can hardly see anything in Live View, however when I aim outside I get a good image in Live View. In the room conditions if I press AF then the screen becomes a lot brighter.
The brightness of the playback screen is OK.
Is using Live View in less than optimum light conditions not possible or have I not configured it correctly?
Any advice will be appreciated
#1. "RE: D4 Live View" | In response to Reply # 0s2t Registered since 07th Feb 2012Sat 24-Mar-12 01:16 PM
I will answer my own question having had a fiddle. When shooting stills I use the Manual settings mode with a floating ISO. This doesnt seem to carry across in Movie mode so my image seen through LiveView described above was vastly underexposed hence the black screen
Now just need to fiddle more to see what I can do in Movie mode
#3. "RE: D4 Live View" | In response to Reply # 1KnightPhoto Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Sun 13-May-12 02:40 PM
Regarding Movie mode I can make this comment, I believe auto-ISO does not function when in manual mode. This appears to be a choice difference in setting up the D4 movie mode. So I have been shooting video in manual mode and manually having to adjust ISO. I would like to be able to sometimes shoot in Auto-ISO and sometimes not, all the while being able to control movies shutter speed to 1/50 (for 24P) or 1/60 (for 30P). But I can't.
The other odd thing is Shutter-priority in movie mode does not allow one to control shutter speed ;-( - Shutter and Program modes act as "fully automatic" not allowing you to set SS, aperture, or ISO. Fine for P mode by why include shutter-priority in this, I can't understand why Nikon made this choice?
There is an Exposure mode table on P. 64 of the PDF-manual that outlines this. There is also a non-transparent to me sentence that states the following "If the subject is over- or under-exposed in mode S or P, end live view and start movie live view again or select exposure A and adjust aperture."
Still lots to learn for me.
Best regards, SteveK
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#2. "RE: D4 Live View" | In response to Reply # 0
I am having the same problem. My problem is that my settings are letting very little light in, because my studio strobes will fire when I actually take the picture.
When set this way, the LCD is black.
With my D3 I was able to use live view in the studio with no problem.
Is there a change with the D4?
The OK button is supposed to allow me to "preview" the exposure. This implies to me that it will not use the current exposure settings if I don't hit the OK button. If only that were so.
Is anyone else having this problem????