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As with any lens on a dSLR, the viewfinder and liveview will show you any lens effects. The lightpath into the camera travels through the lens first before it is reflected by the mirror up into the viewfinder, or (in liveview as the mirror is locked up) before it hits the sensor to be turned into image signals that are sent to the LCD. So however the lens ...


On an SLR, since the image is transmitted by the attached lens regardless of whether you use the optical viewfinder or live view, both live view and the optical viewfinder will show what the sensor sees, including the effect of any filters or modifiers attached to the lens. Indeed, live view is a feed directly from the sensor. Not all viewfinders offer 100% ...


You could use Adobe lightroom for tethering. Supporter cameras https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/tethered-camera-support-lightroom-4.html


Your camera should have come with some software, which is includes the EOS Utility. This software allows a canon camera to be connected, via USB to the computer. Live view is possible. With the camera on and connected to the computer, the program will automatically detect the connection. Features include: ability to save to camera and computer live view ...


The feature you're looking for is known as "tethering." There is a lot of software support for tethered shooting, including Canon's own EOS utility and others.


If you were getting mirror movement when using Live view, it is because you had selected the Quick Mode AF which uses the camera's Phase detection AF (normally used when shooting with the viewfinder) instead of the Live Mode or Face detection Live Mode which use the camera's sensor based Contrast Detection AF. For instructions in how to select a focus mode ...


I believe Sofortblid would work with your camera and provide the features you need if you are on mac. (Other answer is windows only.) http://www.sofortbildapp.com


Assuming you are on Windows you could try out DigiCamControl (I'm not affiliated). They list the Nikon D3200 as partially supported. Live view works, however, you can't use manual focus in live view and can't set the focus area.


The optical viewfinder does not require any power. Take a look at the numbers in the "battery" section of each of the following links (at the very end of the article): http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-5d-mkiii/canon-5d-mkiiiA6.HTM http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-t5/canon-t5A6.HTM ...


One thing not yet mentioned is that using the "live-preview" requires you to look at something about two feet away, while the viewfinder of the DSLR can be adjusted for your near- or far-sightedness. Being far-sighted, I need reading glasses to use a P&S, while using the viewfinder of a DSLR is quick and natural for me.


In order to use the rear LCD to compose pictures (as opposed to using the optical viewfinder), you must put your camera into "Live View" mode. On the 600D (and all other recent Canon SLRs), this is done by pressing the button marked with a camera icon and a red dot which is just to the right of the viewfinder: It is worth noting that using the rear LCD ...

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