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    Got a lesson today: Confusion with 5D Mark II Live View

    Shot today in a dark bar with the 5DII and the Zeiss 21mm lens. At home I realized that the images look more grainy than I expected. I thought I set the camera to ISO 100. But all shots were between 1600-6400 ISO. I even shot bracketed for HDR and found that the camera resorted to ISO bracketing (I never would use).

    Looked at the camera and it still was set at ISO 100. But as soon as I used live view it used ISO bracketing and got these high ISO values. Turned out the live view was set to movie mode and the movie mode uses other settings than in non live view mode. Ouch!

    Would not say the shots are completely lost but not what I wanted. They look like very grainy high ISO film.



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    Re: Got a lesson today: Confusion with 5D Mark II Live View

    Still quite interesting results... for a fascinating place.
    Not a lot of the kind still around -hard pressed imagining what the FD inspector would say

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    Re: Got a lesson today: Confusion with 5D Mark II Live View

    >for a fascinating place.

    Yes fascinating. Very hard to photograph. We find the Zeiss 21mm or the GH2 + 7-14mm work very well. Because of the neon signs you also need HDR.

    By the way the bracketing for the second shot was ISO 1600, 4000, 6400 :-)
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    Re: Got a lesson today: Confusion with 5D Mark II Live View

    Firstly loved the shot when I saw it on OBP!

    Is this due to a cf or something, I don't remember it happening with my 1DsIII..
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    Re: Got a lesson today: Confusion with 5D Mark II Live View

    >Firstly loved the shot when I saw it on OBP!

    Where?

    >Is this due to a cf or something, I don't remember it happening with my 1DsIII.

    What is cf? Can't happen on 1DsIII because it does not have video.
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    Re: Got a lesson today: Confusion with 5D Mark II Live View

    On your website, sorry got the letters all wrong!

    Custom Functions. Sorry hadn't understood why it had happened, I assume then that it is not a permenant problem with the 5DII?
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    Re: Got a lesson today: Confusion with 5D Mark II Live View

    >On your website, sorry got the letters all wrong!

    On the website were photos from the same location but shot with the GH2 and 7-14mm lens. Not these photos.

    >Custom Functions. Sorry hadn't understood why it had happened, I assume then that it is not a permenant problem with the 5DII?

    In the menu of the 5DII you can set the live view mode to video or stills. It happened when I set it to video.
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    Re: Got a lesson today: Confusion with 5D Mark II Live View

    This ought to go in a 5dii tips and tricks - and traps
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