Nikon Df, how easy to focus manually?

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Patrick McMahon
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Practice, practice...
In reply to davidbarbour, 7 months ago

Hi David,

I continue to practice my MF skills - with a shallow depth of field I am not nearly confident enough in myself to go with out the GD. I do enjoy the 50mm on the Df and I ordered the magnifying eye-piece.

50mm @ 2.0 iso 3200

50mm @ 2.0 iso 3200

I did go into Adorama to try out the Zeiss 135mm. But I felt it was a bit of a beast for me on the Df. That may be for me alone but MFing a lens that weighs more than the camera w/ the Df's grip was a bit difficult for me. I need to work on my skill and also spend some time with the sonnar for it to work for me.

Zeiss 135mm @ 2.8 iso 800

zeiss 135mm @ 2.0 iso 3200

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