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10-04-2017, 04:24 PM   #1
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I have a question regarding live view. Can I use it only on a tripod? Is it worth it on a Monopod? And handheld, does handheld defeat the purpose because it's not steady enough? Trying to get some m42 stuff happening and all the tweaks/hints would be helpful. I know there is a focus confirm beep, and a green dot.

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Live view is actually more stable than the viewfinder, since you bypass the mirror. You can definitely use it handheld

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QuoteOriginally posted by enyaw Quote
And handheld, does handheld defeat the purpose because it's not steady enough?
If you're shooting a non-moving subject, you can focus using live view and then switch over to OVF for composition & shutter release. With m42 lenses, focus wide open, then stop down to shoot.
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thanks for the tips. I'll start practicing.

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No problems using live view handheld. Except outside in bright sun, that is.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wasp Quote
No problems using live view handheld. Except outside in bright sun, that is.
And you can buy a hooded loupe for that, you're basically getting a low res EVF.

Focus peaking and especially magnified image mean Live View is great for manual focus.
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