Shooting Menu: Page 5
In that live view function, so the back of the camera, do you want to see a grid pattern for focusing, composition, horizon level? Generally my philosophy as I go through this and all the other setups is I want to have the highest quality, less fuss, less muss, cleanest screen possible. So generally I say turn this off. I do like the grid, but it's something I'll use from time to time. Exposure simulation. When you look in the line of view, do you want to see what the camera is going to get out of it. Let's take a quick little look on my camera. Go ahead and turn this on to live view, and so let me take a look on my menu system. So I have exposure simulation enabled right now, so I'm gonna turn it in manual mode and you'll notice it's very dark in here, and that's because I have a 4,000th of a second set. So, as I change to slower shutter speeds, we can now see, oh, that's too much bright. And I can just simply look at the screen to kinda get a judge of what think, I think looks right.
I can use the light meter down here, but I can also just look at the screen as to what looks right. And so that's gonna work out in most situations really well. Where this does not work out very well. Let me go ahead and disable this, is if I was working in a studio with flash lights. I might be shooting flash at 125th of a second, and if I was to normally set it, this would get really dark at 125th of a second, but now it's trying to optimize the view, so it always looks good. It's not a representation of what the final picture is, but it makes composing to the back of the camera very easy. And so exposure simulation, if you work with natural light, and then if you are working in the studio, I would probably turn that on disable. There is also one where you could enable it only during the depth of field preview button when you press that one the front. So that's kind of a, a bit of a go between between the two modes there. And so, really depends on where you are using and how you are using your camera in that mode.