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ereka

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5DMkIII - live view in manual mode
« on: October 13, 2012, 01:55:36 AM »
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In manual mode, live view only seems to work when the shutter release is pressed half way and then only for a few seconds before the live view image disappears from the LCD screen again.

It works fine in other shooting modes e.g. Av

Is this a fault or a design feature?

If a design feature - can anyone explain why it's set up this way?

Is there a work around (other than pressing the shutter release half way)?

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5DMkIII - live view in manual mode
« on: October 13, 2012, 01:55:36 AM »

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Re: 5DMkIII - live view in manual mode
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2012, 02:26:04 AM »
Try to enable :Live View Shoot (4th page of the red camera icon in Menu)

When I set it to enable it allows me to see live view screen in manual.  Disable seems to lock out everything but the C123 Modes. 

Hope this is some help.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2012, 02:30:30 AM by Waterdonkey »

ereka

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Re: 5DMkIII - live view in manual mode
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2012, 03:57:58 AM »
Try to enable :Live View Shoot (4th page of the red camera icon in Menu)

When I set it to enable it allows me to see live view screen in manual.  Disable seems to lock out everything but the C123 Modes. 

Hope this is some help.

Thanks, I just checked and live view shoot is already enabled but still no image showing on the LCD when live view set in manual shooting mode! :(
« Last Edit: October 13, 2012, 03:59:59 AM by ereka »

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Re: 5DMkIII - live view in manual mode
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2012, 06:16:36 AM »
Can I ask what lens you're using? I know the 5diii doesn't like some 3rd party lenses in live view

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Re: 5DMkIII - live view in manual mode
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012, 07:38:12 AM »
Can I ask what lens you're using? I know the 5diii doesn't like some 3rd party lenses in live view

I only have Canon lenses. The lens I've been trying to use with live view in manual shooting mode is the 100mm f/2.8 macro (the original non-IS one, not the new IS version).

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Re: 5DMkIII - live view in manual mode
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 10:55:51 AM »
This is not a design problem at all; I happened to have used this exact setup last night [5D3, 100mm macro, Manual, Live View], and it worked perfectly. If Live View shooting is enabled, the problem must be elsewhere.

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Re: 5DMkIII - live view in manual mode
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2012, 10:55:51 AM »