Focusing on 77D Viewfinder or Live View

4 months 3 weeks ago #694107 by Posledni
Hello guys,
I'm photography beginner (shooting for a like 3 months now).
Recently I upgraded to a 77D and now I have a question: Is it better to focus with single point trought the viewfinder or use live view focus, face detection or tap focus (Which one is better)?
I'm shooting portraits 98% of the time with my 50mm.
Thanks for helpful answers.


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4 months 4 days ago #695912 by saponcpa
Hi, thank you also for the creative question. When you, focusing on an object while in Live View, you will see a more accurate representation of the depth of field than looking through the viewfinder. Actually attention is more powerful. 


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4 months 4 days ago #695915 by Nikon Shooter

Posledni wrote: I'm shooting portraits 98% of the time with my 50mm..


Then, I would recommend you shoot single point AF with no toys
but BBF in continuous focus. Use LV perhaps when on a tripod or
a close to ground position shooting landscape for example.

The lesser the number of toys in use, the better you take control
of the shooting situation. As for the observation about the DoF,
I would like to know more since it does not match my experience.

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