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Mastering the Nikon D300/D300S by Darrell Young

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Autofocus in Live View Mode

Normally, you would not use the Monitor to compose an image since this is not as stable as holding the camera close to your body and could result in shaky images.

However, in some instances a live view through the Monitor is quite useful. For instance, what if you want to take an image of a small flower growing very close to the ground? You could lie down on the ground and get your clothes dirty or you can use LV mode instead. LV mode allows you to see what your camera’s lens sees without using the Viewfinder. Anytime you need to take pictures up high or down low, or even on a tripod, the D300(S) will happily give you that power with its LV mode.

Entering Live View

On the D300, Live view mode is activated by selecting ...

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