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02-08-2019, 07:06 PM - 3 Likes   #286
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Front porch safari with HD DA 55-300mm PLM

For some reason I was stuck home on a beautiful day so shot what I could from the front porch. That is the fattest 5 Line Skink Iíve ever seen. Iím surprised it can fit under my front steps.

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I have never had a complaint about this lens until I tried to take photos of the recent "super blood" moon.
To get a better focus, I switched to manual focus and used Live View.
However, turning the focus ring precisely was difficult because it is "by wire". When I turned it in live view it was hard to get focus when compared to the old 55-300 screw drive.
I suppose I should go back out at night an use the old lens and see if my live view focus is easier.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lloyd_Christmas Quote
I have never had a complaint about this lens until I tried to take photos of the recent "super blood" moon.
To get a better focus, I switched to manual focus and used Live View.
However, turning the focus ring precisely was difficult because it is "by wire". When I turned it in live view it was hard to get focus when compared to the old 55-300 screw drive.
I suppose I should go back out at night an use the old lens and see if my live view focus is easier.
Not having tried the lens for that purpose, I don't have any relevant experience, but I do agree that accurate manual focusing is very difficult for the reason that you mention.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lloyd_Christmas Quote
However, turning the focus ring precisely was difficult because it is "by wire".
I also made moon shots with this lens. Live view, magnified and manual focusing and didnít observe any problems. But I never had the old lens versions so I canít compare them.

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