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Awesome! Welcome to darktable..lol. :-) Me being mainly on Linux I've been using it for the last three years or so. I love it and prefer it over LR for developing my images.





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for first time I tried developing image in Darktable as the other PC with Adobe CC was disassembled for cleaning. Not bad I think but I need to learn a lot how to process images in Linux. I used Linux as my PC to go for web browsing but this is first time trying it for other stuff.

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Awesome! Welcome to darktable..lol. :-) Me being mainly on Linux I've been using it for the last three years or so. I love it and prefer it over LR for developing my images.
Thanks for the welcome! I still have my Adobe CC subscription and I guess I will use both but to be honest I never used LR to much. I usually used Adobe RAW + Photoshop (mainly to remove blemishes) and also in connection with Autopano Giga as it is so well integrated.

So far I am very satisfied with Darktable and prefer it to Lightroom. It runs very well and it has adjustments I need and more. I looked today fast just few tutorials with some basic functions explained and I must admit that it is complex but need to think about post-processing in a different way. As I am very busy at work and do not have to much time to spend with Darktable, it will take some time to learn/accommodate to advanced features. Since the first picture posted I edited all next ones in Darktable.

I just installed Fedora Design but still I prefer Linux Mint or Ubuntu even I have to install some software and they were included in Fedora. Have currently running on one PC Linux Mint and one the other Fedora Design (have 4 in total), also one of the other two with Windows 10 Pro is still running excellent and the other what I used on daily basis (slower one) is disassembled (all parts taken apart, literally all) for detail cleaning before my wife can claim it and this was the main reason I start to use Darktable as my daily web surfing LMint machine become my "jack-of-all-trades: master-of-none" and got to be my editing machine as well. Well, time will tell how I will progress with Darktable or I guess will be visible on pictures posted.



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One of my favorite dwarf sunflower variety that I'm "pretty" sure is what is referred to as a "Little Becka"

320mm on a tripod from roughly 6 feet away.

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The 80-320mm here again @320mm, getting as close as I could and still be able to get the flower in focus from a few feet away.



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I bought the used smc Pentax 80-320mm in a pinch looking something longer for our Cape Cod vacation without spending too much. In hindsight maybe new cheapo Sigma 70-300 APO would of been a better choice for another $75 than what I spent, but oh well. Most of what I've taken at 320mm farther away is not very sharp, why everything within 12 feet at 320mm is not too bad.
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Have you tried CIF with the lens, moving the focus ring very slowly?
When you look through the viewfinder, are the engraved lines on the screen crisp and sharp? Have you tried, with camera on tripod, focusing using CIF or by eye, and then verifying with Live view?

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I do use CIF with the closer subjects, half my lenses are manual focus and I probably manually focus my autos more than the majority of average users. So I do have some experience and enjoy it.

My issues with the 80-320mm is mainly hitting focus on further away objects handheld @320mm. CIF or not, manual or auto I do get a focus lock confirmation, take the shot, but the photos seem far less sharp than closer subjects also with the lens at 320mm. The lens is still new to me so I'll keep at it, but it's a very different experience from my 55-300mm WR which was sharp throughout its range until a drop onto the blacktop knocked it so far out no in camera lens adjustment can compensate.


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Have you tried CIF with the lens, moving the focus ring very slowly?
When you look through the viewfinder, are the engraved lines on the screen crisp and sharp? Have you tried, with camera on tripod, focusing using CIF or by eye, and then verifying with Live view?

Using manual focus lenses can be a real art form. Ask someone who has been using them since 1961 [COLOR="Silver"]
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Church of the Primacy of Peter on the Sea of Galilee. This is actually a panorama shot with the DA *16-50.



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