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Changing Aperture in Live View


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JPJ Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Aug 2009
Tue 22-Mar-11 02:02 AM | edited Tue 22-Mar-11 02:03 AM by JPJ

Not sure if this has been posted here or not so I thought I would add it in case it wasn't or someone who might be interested missed it (I know I did if it was posted here before).

Many reviews claimed there was no way of changing aperture (thanks again DPReview) in live view mode on the d7000. As far as I knew they were correct.

Well apparently if you own a lens with an aperture ring you can control the aperture through the ring while in live view. To do so you have to set Custom Setting F6: custom settings menu > controls > customize command dials > Aperture setting to OFF.

I don't actually own a lens with an aperture ring so I have not tried this. I was speaking with a friend of mine who recently starting shooting a lot of movies with his d7000 and he discovered this tip on the internet, tried it and it works.


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