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   Old Thread  #38 2 Apr 2019 at 1.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers mate, will have a look when I get home from work.
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   Old Thread  #37 2 Apr 2019 at 1.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Have a read through the manual buddy.

The only way to keep live view on during photos is with an intervalometer.
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   Old Thread  #36 2 Apr 2019 at 1.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I should probably read the instructions I guess

Might be a good idea dude

p.s. you have a switch on your lens: A/M. This is where you change from auto to manual focusing.
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   Old Thread  #35 2 Apr 2019 at 1.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers. Just looked and you're right, I have been using the self timer.

No idea how to use the interval timer though? Didn't realise there was a seperate setting tbh!
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   Old Thread  #34 2 Apr 2019 at 12.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks, makes a bit of sense.

Auto focus depends on the lens doesn't it? I've just got the bog standard one that came with it, no idea if that's capable of doing it or not?!

Are you saying that if I can find somewhere in the menu to set the focus mode to AF-S then the screen will stay on between shots?

I should probably read the instructions I guess
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   Old Thread  #33 2 Apr 2019 at 12.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hopefully it's a simple case of the wrong mode!
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   Old Thread  #32 2 Apr 2019 at 12.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Specs for the D5300 say it has a self timer and an interval timer. Sounds like you're using the self timer?
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   Old Thread  #31 2 Apr 2019 at 12.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You need to make sure focus mode is AF-S, this will re focus every shot.

You can only use live view with an intervalometer. If you don't want the remote, set the screen to give you a two second review of each photo - between shots, then you could adjust accordingly for the next timer shot.
EDIT: make sure your lens is on AF mode not MF.
Hope this helps / makes sense!?
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   Old Thread  #30 2 Apr 2019 at 11.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've got a Nikon D5300 and have only ever used it with the built in timer.

I can set it to take 9 shots at 3 second intervals with a 20 second delay before the first shot, however:

It only appears to focus before it takes the first shot (and at that stage I'm not in the frame)
The flip round screen only stays on until the first shot has been taken, then it goes off.

It could be that I'm doing something wrong (not had it long) but what I really want it to do is re-focus after every shot and for the screen to stay on so I know I'm in the frame.

Does anyone know if that's possible with just the camera itself or do I need to buy an intervalometer as well?
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   Old Thread  #29 2 Apr 2019 at 11.32am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Haha sorry.
Yeah I have a fixed central focus point, and yes you can frame beforehand, but being able to see the focus point while shooting ensures I get the fish in the focus point every time, not to high, not to low etc. I just use a single focus point in the centre. It works for me

EDIT: Not sure why I said big focus point, I meant a central focus point
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   Old Thread  #28 2 Apr 2019 at 9.36am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You've lost me there dude. Focus area/focus point is not influenced by the intervalometer, that is due to camera set-up. Can you not frame in live view then switch out of live view to take the shots?
All the intervalometer does is actuate the shutter. It has no influence on the quality of the shots.

I'm a Canon man so need an external intervalometer. I tend to do trial shots holding a bag or whatever I have lying around prior to getting the kipper out. Get them spot on before committing. Works a treat and obviously minimises stress on the fish.
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   Old Thread  #27 2 Apr 2019 at 9.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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To be fair a lot of it is just personal preference. I also tried the inbuilt on my 5200 and didn't get on with it. It didn't always work right with focusing issues and the live view problem as well.

I just find it a lot easier to have the remote to hand as and when you've gotta hit play and make changes if needed. On the camera you've gotta get up and leave the fish each time you need to do anything with the inbuilt one. Add to that when your hands are wet etc.
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   Old Thread  #26 2 Apr 2019 at 9.04am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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My reasoning, minimal fuss and worry. The built in intervalometer doesn't work with live view.

I get the shots setup beforehand etc, but with the interval remote, I can frame the shots in live view and adjust on the fly if required. Can ensure the fish is hitting the focus point. For the sake of about £12 I'd rather do it that way.
It's what I'm used to.

For the record, I did use the in built timer when I first got the camera, and I'll admit I got lucky with my shots. Most had focused on me not the fish - but 2 of them were bang on. So as I said before Live view, a Big focus point and a remote work best for me. Just takes any of the doubt & worry out of it.
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   Old Thread  #25 2 Apr 2019 at 8.26am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I could be wrong bud, I'm sure someone will clarify if that's the case.
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   Old Thread  #24 2 Apr 2019 at 8.24am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thatís the opinion I was of Yonny mate. My internal one refocuses between each shot and does everything I want it to. I was just intrigued as a few people below that have the internal option have a clear preference for external ones.
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