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Mastering the Nikon D7000 by Darrell Young

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Section 2 – Autofocus in Live View Photography

(User’s Manual – Page 49)

Live View (Lv) mode is one of the new features that many old-timers love to hate. New DSLR users generally like to use it since they are accustomed to composing on the LCD screen of a point-and-shoot camera.

Both types of users should reconsider Live View. An old-timer who is used to using only the Viewfinder to compose images might find that some types of shooting are easier with Live View. Point-and-shoot graduates may want to see if they can improve image sharpness by using the Viewfinder.

I’ve been using SLR, DSLR, rangefinder, and point-and-shoot cameras for more than 40 years. When Lv mode first came out, my initial thought was “gimmick.” However, after shooting macro ...

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