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Shutter speed in live view limited.

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    • Keith Baxter
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      Here is the scenario on my 7D mk2. How do I change?

      Camera is 7D mk11, Lens Canon 100mm macro is, 37mm extension tube, No flash, 2x20w led continuous bulbs with a 60mm light tent.

      I set up a shot setting aperture and shutter speed in manual mode to give correct exposure using the camera light meter.

      ISO is 100, Aperture is set to F16 and SS is at 1/5.

      So now I switch to live view to manual focus. The live view is very dark so I check settings and the SS has changed to 1/60 and I cannot get it any slower.

      What am I doing wrong and how to get the SS speed down (slower) in live view?

    • Norm de Plume
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      Have you not set a minimum shutter speed (C.Fn2: Exposure/Drive)?

      You haven’t said if you can achieve those settings using the viewfinder instead of live view.

    • Keith Baxter
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      @Norm de Plume 297977 wrote:

      Have you not set a minimum shutter speed (C.Fn2: Exposure/Drive)?

      You haven’t said if you can achieve those settings using the viewfinder instead of live view.

      Norm, in manual mode. I compose and set up using viewfinder and the meter on the right hand side within the viewfinder. I want a greater DOF so I set to F/22 etc. I then set the SS to about 1/3 stops under exposed. I can manually focus. However I want to fine manually focus because auto focus wants to focus on the glass or somewhere I do not want to be the focus point.

      So I switch to live view. The screen go’s very dark and when I check SS and aperture in live view the ss has changed and will not adjust slower.

      For me to be able to manual focus in live view I have to open the aperture to F 2.8, (the SS wont go slower than 1/60) then zoom in to the part of the subject I want in focus (say 10 x) then switch back to viewfinder change aperture an SS to the values.

      I understand that aperture will affect focus. Hence my wondering how to overcome this issue.

      I have not set any custom settings. I well recheck and revert if I find. Will clear all custom settings.

      Thank you for these pointers Norm.

    • Keith Baxter
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      I am going to post two images in the macro gallery. One is of seiko watch that was focused on the 10 hour indicator on the dial and one of a cameo that was focused on the nose showing the scallops of the shell. Both are way off focus.

      When I am focusing I am using my reading glasses and a set of jewelers magnifying glasses to ensure the focus is spot on.

    • Keith Baxter
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      If you check out the watch image EXIF info you will notice that the metering mode has changed to “center weighted” when I have the camera set to “spot” as indicated in the cameo image. The watch was shot in live view. the Cameo focused in LV and shot in viewfinder.

      http://www.outdoorphoto.community/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=374763&title=test-seiko&cat=548
      http://www.outdoorphoto.community/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=374764&title=test-cameo&cat=548

    • Keith Baxter
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      Well I am so embarrassed. Don’t ask what the issue was. :p

      I was using live view in video mode so the frame rate is 1/60.

      For still photos, press the <G0187035.gif> button. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor and settings can be adjusted.

    • Norm de Plume
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      @Keith Baxter 297981 wrote:

      Well I am so embarrassed. Don’t ask what the issue was. :p

      I was using live view in video mode so the frame rate is 1/60.

      For still photos, press the <G0187035.gif> button. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor and settings can be adjusted.

      That will do it. Glad you resolved your issue. :)

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