Nikon 13187 User Guide (en)

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Live View Photography
Follow the steps below to take photographs in live view.
1
Rotate the live view selector to 
C (live view 
photography).
2
Press the 
a button.
The mirror will be raised and the view through the lens will 
be displayed in the camera monitor. The subject will no 
longer be visible in the viewfinder.
3
Position the focus point.
Position the focus point over your subject as described on page 51.
4
Focus.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus.
The focus point will flash green while the camera focuses. 
If the camera is able to focus, the focus point will be 
displayed in green; if the camera is unable to focus, the 
focus point will flash red (note that pictures can be taken 
even when the focus point flashes red; check focus in the 
monitor before shooting). Exposure can be locked by 
pressing the 
AE-L/AF-L button (0 110); focus locks while 
the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. In mode M, exposure can be 
adjusted with the assistance of an exposure indicator (
D
Cover the Viewfinder
To prevent light entering via the viewfinder from interfering 
with exposure, remove the rubber eyecup and cover the 
viewfinder with the supplied DK-5 eyepiece cap before 
shooting (
Live view selector
a button
AE-L/AF-L button