How to Autofocus for Live View Shooting on Nikon D5300 DSLR

Nikon D5300 DSLR comes as one of the most sought-after DSLR in the market right now.

Still, once you have gone through all the nitty-gritty details of the Live View autofocusing options on your Nikon D5300, you would need the help of the following steps to help you to use this feature.

Steps of Autofocus for Live View Shooting on Nikon D5300 DSLR Are Below:

1. You would have to choose the Focus mode and AF-area mode.

The user needs to make sure to select both the settings via the control strip that comes on the screen of the camera when you select the ‘i’ button.

All of the settings in specific exposure modes are not allowed. If the Focus mode is set to AF-F, you will find that the autofocus system perks up, and it starts to see the focus point.


2. You would have to find the frame in the Live View for autofocus in Nikon D5300 DSLR

If there is a wide Area or a Normal Area, the frame would be a red one. If a face is located, then the focus frame will you choose the closest person, and the bracket will indicate the person’s face that you are going to shoot.

3. If your camera doesn’t focus on a person’s face, it will show a red frame as it does for a long-range shot.

In AF-F mode, the red frame will become green when the subject is under the focus of the camera, and the camera frame will change color every time the user resets it.

4. To make sure that you are focusing on your subject press the multi-selected tool which goes up down right or left to give you the perfect frame.

The Face-Priority mode will let you take the help of a double-lined yellow focusing frame to give you the perfect image of the object that you want by making share the focus is on the right place.

When shooting in Wide Area and Normal Area modes, you would have to press ‘OK’ to navigate the focus point to the center of the frame.

5. When using the Subject Tracking AF-Area mode, the user needs to select the OK button to make the focus tracking work.

A person is not a static object and the person you’re shooting name moves, and if this happens, you need to stop your tracking and then reframe your subject when they enter the scene again.

Press the ok button to make it happen. Press the ok button for the first time to stop the tracking, later press it again to resume your tracking after you have reframed the picture correctly.

6. When shooting in AF-S Focus mode if you have to start autofocusing then you need to press the shutter halfway down and then wait for the focus frame to turn to Green to indicate that you have successfully managed to change the autofocus option.

How the frame appears depends upon the AF-Area mode. Also, you will find that in different focus modes, the results will be different.

In the AF-S you will hear a little beep sound if you have not disabled the beep in your settings and the focus will be locked tell you to keep the shutter button pressed halfway.

You can find the option to disable the beep in the Shooting/Display section of the Custom Setting menu.

If you have chosen the AF-F, you will find that the focus is changed to suit the movements of the subject.

You will find the focus frame will turn to Red or even yellow or white if the focus is lost when the center becomes green and stops blinking that your camera has successfully identified your subject.

If you want to make sure that your focus is a lock, keep the shutter button pressed halfway.


7. To double-check on the focus, you need to press the zoom button to magnify the image that you are going to capture.

With each press, you will get a chance to look closely at your subject, and a small thumbnail will appear in the lower right corner of the screen.

It will have a yellow highlight box that will indicate which section of the image you are viewing. Each press gives you a closer look at the subject.

To go back to the standard size of the image, press the zoom out button, and now you can autofocus for live view shooting on your Nikon D5300 DSLR

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