How to shoot fast with a slow camera

Started Aug 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Joachim Gerstl
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Re: Agree but there is another catch
In reply to DVT80111, Aug 2, 2014

DVT80111 wrote:

The focus by wire sometime does not know where it is, and the camera default itself to infinitive instead of staying at the same location it was set. I guess the camera uses a stepper motor, so each time it is turned on, the motor needs to reset to the zero position (like a digital printer)

If I do MF, I rather use a old legacy lens that has manual focus ring like this one.

Nikkor 35mm/F2 - Tricky to get the dog eye in focus - I used Canon Magic Lantern.

Focus by wire is a pain in the neck. The 14 and the 23mm use focus by wire too but the clutch simply disengages AF. I also think that a good MF lens would be better but I don't think that you can sell a new MF lens today unless you are Leica.

Great shot! What is Magic Lantern? I thought it is something for video shooting.

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