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03-31-2015, 09:49 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by nonstopnick Quote
I did not know this. makes buying faster lens's a bit of a waste?
QuoteOriginally posted by kjphilippona Quote
Yep i now have around $1500 i wasted on lenses

Hardly! You have benefit of the brighter viewfinder in dim light. Usually the lens is stopped down a little and DOF covers. For all practical purposes the AF system works quite well and is generally comparable to the better manual focus film cameras with lenses of the same focal length. Where AF does not work so well is for fine focus with fast lenses where precise control of focus point is required. That is where magnified live view or an aftermarket focus screen are more useful.


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it's not wasted money but it will take some time to get used to your new gear. there is always a learning curve, sometimes steep, sometimes flat and sometimes a total confusion....
You have invested in some really great lenses, now take the time to get to know them.

some tips:
i always use the spot AF in the center and move the camera to get the wished framing
Play around with the different combinations as much as you can and try different setting
Try to find a work flow to take your wished pictures
remember what was stated before: your camera does not know what you want to have in focus (will take some time until cameras can read your mind maybe anno: 2020)
I often try to find a contrast area in the desired object (like the text on your bottle) close to the wanted in focus area and adjust with quick shift (16-50).

I have around 20 lenses and some of them need some more effort to master, but after some serious practice I know how to treat and act.

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Thanks everyone for the 411

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