I read on another forum that when you use Live-View (tripod mode), when you press
the shutter, the mirror is first back in low position, and then
a normal cycle occurs ... which mean that you have vibration.
The problem being that you cannot set both LiveView AND MLU
Does somebody can confirm that ?
thanks in advance !
#1. "RE: LiveView and MLU" | In response to Reply # 0Sun 31-Aug-08 06:21 AM
Manual page 89 shows diagrams for both handheld and tripod mode. Difference between the two modes: Handheld mode the mirror must lower to engage focus sensors for autofocus. Tripod mode allows manual focusing with LV using the magnifying feature of image on the LCD and the mirror should not 'have to' lower for the shot.
Don't you hate it when you ask a question and someone replies without answering the question. My D700 makes one heck of a noise at release, same in BOTH LV modes like a 'triple click' (mirror-aperture-shutter) but I can't definitely confirm anything.
If you want to really eliminate mirror shake use MLU and self-timer modes but whoa - you can't because they are on the same dial and you can only have one or t'other, not both simultaneously.
Sqwued agin - test each lens for resonance and avoid those shutter speeds going substantially longer plus ND filters to regain aperture. Being physically doable, maybe ver2 software will allow it if enough want it and make enuf noise.
#2. "RE: LiveView and MLU" | In response to Reply # 1narc Registered since 07th Aug 2008Sun 31-Aug-08 07:45 AM
>If you want to really eliminate mirror shake use MLU and
>self-timer modes but whoa - you can't because they are on the
>same dial and you can only have one or t'other, not both
This is really really annoying I have no idea why the implemented it like this.
The best workaround for now, it flips up the mirror first and the camera waits 1sec (actually 4/10s) to release the shutter after you press it which isn't really enough.
All they have to do is make this time user definable in the firmware and we would have a solution.
#3. "RE: LiveView and MLU" | In response to Reply # 2Mon 01-Sep-08 06:45 AM
Also checkout Custom Setting D9 to accomplish the 1 second delay after MLU.
I wish others who have a remote shutter accessory would weigh in here because it may be that accessory is necessary to accomplish it.
#4. "RE: LiveView and MLU" | In response to Reply # 3Ben_hur Registered since 29th Oct 2005Mon 01-Sep-08 08:29 AM
I read in the manual, and have actually tried it out myself the following;
If you set one of the programmable function buttons to initiate liveview, then you can set the camera on self timer mode and still have liveview engaged. This works, however the sound it makes for me is that of a mirror going down and going up again, which makes the exercise useless. The best and most stable solution i have found is to set the camera on timer mode ()2sec timer), initiate liveview from the function button, program the one second delay when the shutter is released and then it works fine for me...
hope this helps
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#5. "LV MLU shutter delay myth is 'busted'" | In response to Reply # 4Tue 02-Sep-08 03:18 AM
I confirmed that it works, providing 1s shutter delay after pressing release in LiveView.
Manual page 302 - Using LiveView in Tripod mode and setting D9 ON will delay shutter release about 1 second after shutter release is pressed.
Incidently, manual also mentions autofocus is done differently in LV tripod mode. Instead of using the dedicated focus sensors, it uses the main image sensors in 'contrast mode'. Personally, I find manual focus quite adequate in LV as it provides the magnified view to check sharpness.