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Live View Shots always blurry

MongolJustin

AU
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MongolJustin Registered since 26th Oct 2012
Wed 14-Nov-12 12:32 PM

Folks.

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.

Thanks for your answers in advance.

Justin.

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