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09-18-2015, 09:20 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by splash_fr Quote
In wanted to use the off-center points for portraits. With a 135/2 using center point and recompose is not accurate enough.

Thanks for the interesting discussion,
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Not quite to the point, but you might consider swapping out your focusing screen to an S-type or other replacement with greater DOF differentiation. I found my 'hit' rate improved probably 5-fold on older manual glass once I replaced mine. I usually have focus confirmation switched *off*, FWIW.

(*edit - sorry, wrong quote initially)

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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
Not quite to the point, but you might consider swapping out your focusing screen to an S-type or other replacement with greater DOF differentiation. I found my 'hit' rate improved probably 5-fold on older manual glass once I replaced mine. I usually have focus confirmation switched *off*, FWIW.

(*edit - sorry, wrong quote initially)
That's what I'll do in a few weeks, changing the focusing screen (but good ones are not cheap, considering the price I paid for my K200D, if only I could find a used one) and maybe adding a VF magnifier.
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That's what I'll do in a few weeks, changing the focusing screen (but good ones are not cheap, considering the price I paid for my K200D, if only I could find a used one) and maybe adding a VF magnifier.
Focusing Screen
That's the one I have in my K-3. There are many others. It's my fav by far. Roughly 75 USD.
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Focusing Screen
That's the one I have in my K-3. There are many others. It's my fav by far. Roughly 75 USD.
I will rather take this one : Focusing Screen

or the 180° split disk one (B)

The one you linked has no center focus disk, realy ?

(but it is still about half the value of my K200D body, got it for 100 euro as I sold the kit lens I got with it)


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09-21-2015, 08:30 AM   #20
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What I would do for this purpose (if you don't mind about the number of shots taken) is bracketing while MF focusing, you would be very unlucky not to have 2 or 3 perfect shots from 10 If your subject is not stressed by shutter noise...
I do this most of the time and it works fine. But I donÄt like it when using flash on location because recycle times are too long...

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---------- Post added 09-21-15 at 05:31 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
Not quite to the point, but you might consider swapping out your focusing screen to an S-type or other replacement with greater DOF differentiation. I found my 'hit' rate improved probably 5-fold on older manual glass once I replaced mine. I usually have focus confirmation switched *off*, FWIW.

(*edit - sorry, wrong quote initially)
I might put the (olds and dirty) S-type from my K5 in my new and shiny K3-II!
Good point,
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