2 Shots with Samyang 85/1.4

Started Jul 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
Albert Silver Veteran Member • Posts: 3,312
Re: Don't rely on your eyes...

rogerstpierre wrote:

These two certainly came out rather well indeed. I personally can't rely on my eye sight for MF. First it ain't all that good to begin with, and then, there's the calibration issue with the viewfinder focusing screen. So unless you know for sure that your focusing screen is well calibrated forget MF by eye sight. I always rely on focus confirmation in AF mode, and often use the focus trap method, i.e. shoot in AF mode, hold the shutter button while slowly focussing, the shutter won't fire until the image is in focus. Unfortunately, that method only works with central spot focusing; I wish Pentax made that work with select AF points to alleviate the need to re-frame (I shoot K10D, may be different on K-5).

The description of the lens says it is MF only. That said, I imagine that focus peaking as in the K-30 is a real boon for such lenses.

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