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Live View - Hand-held mode - At what point does it get focus

shaunnelson

Bicester, UK
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shaunnelson Registered since 16th Feb 2014
Sun 16-Feb-14 05:30 PM | edited Sun 16-Feb-14 05:30 PM by shaunnelson

Hi

This relates to the D3x.

I am following the instructions in the manual. (pp. 91-92).

Having set up the menu and release dial the steps are basically:

1. Press the shutter release button to raise the mirror and put it into Live View mode. (Optionally pausing at the half-way point to give it a chance to get a 'heads-up' on focus).

2. Focus. Press the AF button or the shutter button half-way. The mirror is lowered and the camera focusses in the normal way.

3. Take the picture. Tne manual says here "Press the shutter release button the rest of the way down to reset focus and take the picture".

What is the point of step 2 if it also gets focus at step 3? And (same question from a different angle) what if there is a delay between steps 2 and 3 and the subject moves? This mode is recommended for moving subjects. So that implies it gets the focus when you take the shot at step 3. What is the point of step 2?

Thanks

Shaun Nelson





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