Manual Focus--Wide Open--Does your Camera do This?

Started Dec 13, 2010 | Discussions thread
rednefed
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Re: Manual Focus--Wide Open--Does your Camera do This?
In reply to robertbarber, Dec 17, 2010

I believe that the E5xx finders are accurate for DOF down to f/4 to f/5. They do not significantly dim until f/8. In the case of the E3 it's accurate to f/1.8 to f/2 (but barely); past f/2.8 DoF changes are more visible. However, the tradeoff is that even by f/3.5, the E3 viewfinder is notably dim.

I had the same problem as the OP trying to MF the Sigma 24mm on the E520 - at large apertures the miss rate was sickeningly high.

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