D800, 85mm 1.4G and focus shifting.

Started May 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
mark kay Veteran Member • Posts: 5,477
Re: D800, 85mm 1.4G and focus shifting.

OK agreed-- I guess you would have to manually focus with aperture preview at the aperture you plan to shoot at then.

inasir1971 wrote:

mark kay wrote:

The other approach is to focus at the max aperture 1.4 or 1.8 and then change the aperture to what you really want to shoot at. You have to make sure the camera is set so that as you re-press the shutter button you are not refocusing.I guess you can set AF lock while you adjust the aperture.

That wouldn't work as the change in focus point is caused by the lens being stopped down - it's not any movement, it's a change in the lens behavior as it's stopped down...

Liveview focus in 'A' or 'M' mode will work as the aperture is stopped down while focusing is done unlike PDAF where focusing is done wide open.

JMacedo, the examples I posted above are what I used and the lens is in focus at all apertures - you just need to set your tuning to something similar.

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