Re: Nikon D90 no light meter in LV

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Dudley Hanks, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Dudley Hanks

    Dudley Hanks Guest

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    > On Thu, 16 Apr 2009 00:56:58 +0100, "Focus" <> wrote:
    >
    >>I'm typing this very slow, so everyone can understand ;-)
    >>
    >>I just noticed, that in Live view the shutterspeed is showed from the
    >>moment
    >>LV is activated and then it freezes. But it doesn't change when you turn
    >>the
    >>camera to lighter or darker scenes! Not even when you change from spot to
    >>CW
    >>to matrix.

    >
    > Probably because the shutter speed in live view is "open"... will have to
    > try it
    > myself...
    >
    >>The only way to tell the shutterspeed, is after you take the shot.
    >>So what good is that?
    >>I just guessed at least the top LCD is showing the correct values, but
    >>that
    >>is frozen too. After you take a shot, it's updated with the new value of
    >>your shot.
    >>
    >>Do you see the same?
    >>Do I have a faulty sample or did this one really get passed the Nikon
    >>inspector, because they were so excited about video?
    >>If the last is the case, how did this get passed so many reviewers? I'm
    >>really starting to question a lot of peoples competence.
    >>
    >>If the D5000 has the same problem, it would be a deal breaker for me. A
    >>smaller OVF wouldn't be a problem if you could use live view with a meter
    >>indication. Without it, it would mean that you'd always have to check your
    >>OVF before you can shoot in live view. Together with the 2 second delay
    >>for
    >>the AF, that would be not interesting, to say the least...

    >


    I'm not sure how Nikon does the Live View thing, but the XSi implementation
    of it is really quite awkward. I can't imagine a fully sighted photographer
    using that mode, unless they had to put it on a really weird stationary
    mounted configuration.

    For one thing, if you think there's a lot of shutter lag in a
    point-and-shoot, you ain't seen nothin' till you try shooting the XSi in
    Live View mode. I've caught a tennis ball in mid-air with my A720, but i
    wouldn't even get the kids playing, let alone the ball in flight, using the
    Live View route.

    Still, for me, it opens up a lot of dors, and it works quite well for
    portraits, and other fairly motion-limited situations..

    Take Care,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Apr 16, 2009
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