Live View Shooting Menu
All right, we're on page five, and a lot of these items in here have to do with shooting in Live View. So, first up in this case, so you can have your camera in Live View, so this is kind of a secret menu. You gotta be in Live View, and then you hit the menu button, and then you'll be able to get in to control some of these things. We have the AF method, we talked about this a little bit earlier. Face Tracking, good for people. Smooth Zone, good general purpose. Live 1-point, good if you have smaller subjects or you wanna be more particular about where the camera is focusing. The Touch Shutter, you can use the back of the camera to touch to focus or touch to take a photo. And if you want touch to activate the shutter, you can enable it here. The Metering Timer, how long does the metering system stay on? Eight seconds is pretty normal, adjust as necessary. When you're using Live View, would you like to see a grid pattern on your subject for compositional or horizon line issues? And so t...
here's a three-by-three, six-by-four, and a diagonal option that you have available to you. On the front of the camera, we talked about that Depth of Field preview button. Well, it can be used as an exposure simulation button. So if you want, you can have your camera show you the best possible view in the view finder, or excuse me, through the LCD on the back of the camera, and then when you press down on that Depth of Field preview button, it stops the aperture down, and it shows you how bright or how dark that picture is going to be once you've taken it. Silent Live View Shooting. This is one is a little bit harder to explain with graphics here. Most people will be best off with this set to one. What it does is it uses an electronic first shutter curtain which will reduce vibration in high magnification work like macro photography, or really big lens photography. If you are using this in a studio with flash equipment, you would want to set it to Disable. That way you can use mechanical shutter, so you can use the actual flash system. And so this is only when you are shooting still photographs in the Live View mode.