Chapter 7: Shooting in Live View
At times, composing still images with the viewfinder can be inconvenient or even impossible, and that’s when Live View shooting is a good alternative. With Live View, you can use the camera’s 3.2-inch LCD monitor to compose images and magnify the real-time scene up to 10x to ensure tack-sharp focus.
Live View is a good choice for still-life, product, and macro shooting. As you’re shooting, you can monitor the exposure using the live histogram. But a word of caution — for most photographers, a tripod is a necessity with Live View shooting.
All in all, Live View shooting increases the versatility of the 5D Mark III and enhances your shooting options.
About Live View Shooting
On most point-and-shoot digital cameras, you shoot using the camera’s LCD to compose and focus. But with a dSLR, normally the camera can’t see the live scene because the shutter and reflex mirror block the view to the image sensor. The 5D Mark III overcomes this blind spot with a mechanical shutter that stays completely open during Live View shooting to give you a real-time view of the scene.
Live View offers some advantages; for example, you ...