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    Live View Rocks!

    Aphids ~4X

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    Zeiss Luminar 40/4.5

    D300 on a tripod, Lenses were mounted using a custom focus mount. Ring (i-TTL) flash. BTW, all images were captured as jpg fine large, processed and resized in PS.

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    Re: Live View Rocks!

    I agree I love it . I used it to do some cockpits and it worked a charm
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    Re: Live View Rocks!

    I really like it too. Those are some very impressive photos Vivek. Have you tried it with an autofocus lens? I have found that the contrast dectect autofocus is really superb. Does the D300 do that too, or is it just the D3? It is very cool because it works very accurately, and on any point on the screen, not just within the AF points.

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    Re: Live View Rocks!

    Like many folks I thought it a useless option when I first heard of it - until I tested it for macro work. I find the Canon switchology to engage it better, but it does indeed rock for MF work where you can take your time.

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    Re: Live View Rocks!

    Guy, Rob- yes. Rob, if you have any samples to share feel free. Guy's cockpit shots may be his bread and butter.

    Stuart, Thanks. It is an impressive camera. I am just exploring some of the options. The liveview for macros at >1X is really helpful. These are only the Zeiss Luminars and not the Macro Nikkors (which are a magnitude above in terms of image clarity)!

    Autofocus, I have few specific applications in mind for AF with liveview. Haven't done much with it yet. Yes, the contrast detection works quite well (no images to show now) and impressively so. If it works for the Sigma 30/1.4, it is awesome indeed!

    BTW, Stuart, I look forward to more and more of your work with your new D3.
    Always a pleasure.

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    It's great isn't it. I must say, I miss the flip out and twist LCD that the E3 has - so good on a tripod (mind you, otherwise the E3 implementation is less good as it doesn't have contrast detect focusing).

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    Re: Live View Rocks!

    Absolutely agree with that flip-up screen, Jono!

    I have tried the Zigview earlier and it is crap. Too slow and really poor image quality.

    What a shame it is a fixed one! I am looking into a portable external, lightweight screen/monitor for field macros. 5-7" should do it for me.

    If anyone has any experience/suggestions on that, I would very much appreciate it. Anything with OLEDs?!

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    Vivek search B&H site
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    Re: Live View Rocks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Absolutely agree with that flip-up screen, Jono!

    I have tried the Zigview earlier and it is crap. Too slow and really poor image quality.

    What a shame it is a fixed one! I am looking into a portable external, lightweight screen/monitor for field macros. 5-7" should do it for me.

    If anyone has any experience/suggestions on that, I would very much appreciate it. Anything with OLEDs?!
    In my experience none of those things really cut it . . .maybe the D3x will have a flip out LCD?

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