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Jan 13, 2008 07:31 |  #196

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Jan 16, 2008 10:20 |  #197

Hey Toby, just a quick question; with your 40D do you use Live View for Macro; it's just I thought this would be quite cool for Macro but I asked Brian and he said he still prefers the viewer...?


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Jan 16, 2008 12:07 |  #198

the mirror and shuter have to close before you take the shot ,so a bug may go out of focus before you get the shot


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Jan 16, 2008 13:00 |  #199

Ferco wrote in post #4715090 (external link)
Hey Toby, just a quick question; with your 40D do you use Live View for Macro; it's just I thought this would be quite cool for Macro but I asked Brian and he said he still prefers the viewer...?

I have used live view with my MK3 but only for tripod mounted studio shots.


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Jan 20, 2008 12:29 |  #200

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Feb 01, 2008 11:17 as a reply to  @ leonz's post |  #201

got a new camera today Canon 40D :eek: to go with my new MP-E 65 2.8 :eek:

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Feb 01, 2008 11:31 |  #202

Guys with the 40D how is the live view for macro?


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Feb 01, 2008 15:00 |  #203

only had it for 3 hrs and 1.5 was reading and charging the bat :lol:


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Feb 01, 2008 15:22 as a reply to  @ Courierman's post |  #204

Luis,
I read a comment from a 40D owner, recently, that stated the live view worked real good for stationary objects, but not good on moving things like bugs. Had something to do with the mirror opening and closing
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Feb 01, 2008 15:29 as a reply to  @ aiea1's post |  #205

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Yeah it has to do with focusing.
You can look at the subject via the Live view feature but to focus, the mirror has to drop back in place before the picture can be taken.


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Feb 01, 2008 15:42 |  #206

thanks Allan I know what it's and how to use it just had no time and nothing to use it on yet ,as RM did say you can blow the shot in the time the mirror go's down and up


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Feb 01, 2008 18:56 as a reply to  @ Courierman's post |  #207

I personally think the live view feature is too cumbersome, especially for macro. It's tricky to nail the focus when you have to push a button to close the mirror then push the shutter. With that said, sometimes you just can't get your eye down at the viewfinder so this may help you get a shot that otherwise may be impossible. It's not for me but not completely unusable.


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Feb 08, 2008 21:57 |  #208

yes, i agree with Crypto.
It is quite a neat feature as an alternative to the viewfinder, but i find manual focusing much more easier. The Live View Zooming in is very detailed, but much much harder to focus.
I never use live view for macro, that's one of the reasons why i use my 350D for macro.
Other reason being lighter, and easier to hold.


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Feb 13, 2008 17:33 as a reply to  @ illusionest's post |  #209

I currently only have access to an onboard flash. Which suck for macro. But i came up with a great diffuser in my opinion

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Feb 14, 2008 01:36 |  #210

Crypto wrote in post #3871893 (external link)
I posted this earlier in this thread. I also got fed up with the Delta, so I experimented with no bracket and my lumiquest soft box. To my surprise, I didn't need a bracket at all. All my shots now are done with the Flash mounted directly to my camera. I'm sure the effectivness of this will be determined by the lens you use, but for me, it works very well with the 100mm. It's worth a try

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Can yuo post s phot the "lumiquest soft box" or alink/model of the prodcut. I was going to get one, but decided to go with the sto-fen


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