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DAVID BUSCH’S NIKON® D800/D800E GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY by David D. Busch

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14Basics of Live View

When new or potential owners of the Nikon D800/D800E hear about the video capabilities of the camera, many of them say, “Oh, I don’t care about video. I never shoot movies!” Of course, they can’t help trying out the movie-making features—and then falling in love. The D800 makes shooting video so simple, and provides such great results even when you have little experience or knowledge of techniques that it’s easy to fall prey to NAS—in this case Nikon Action-Capturing Syndrome.

Don’t panic. This chapter and the next can serve as your introduction to the basics of Nikon movie-making, and capturing stills in live view mode (or while shooting video). Because live view forms the foundation of the D800’s video capabilities, we’ll ...

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