Idiot question alert - 52 focus points

Started Jan 2, 2014 | Questions thread
Rservello Senior Member • Posts: 1,157
Re: Idiot question alert - 52 focus points

olyflyer wrote:

Rservello wrote:

"None of your examples actually demonstrates ANY reason not to use any auto modes. Fact is, I don't think you shoot like you talk... Sorry."


It seems like I hit the nail on the head and that hurts. I also checked you flickr link now and it looks like you are using a lot of auto mode and never want more DOF, only less. All you images are taken wide open (or near) with the 50/1.4G and it looks like you are only using AWB, which is why the yellow color cast in your images, so typical for Nikon.

In other words, your arguments for the manual mode was a bit lame and indeed snobbish, you are not really doing what you are preaching. You are also a bit too young to have ever needed to use film or a slide rule. In fact, I don't think you ever did any of that.

Actually I'm checking the EXIF data and the only shots that say AWB is the D90...which is correct. I only started getting really into the more advanced manual settings on the DSLR with my D600. For a long time I didn't understand why my D90 always looked washed out, and it was because I was shooting JPEG with D-Lighting on. All things that were never a concern with film. With the D600 I really dug deep and started using all the features it has. One of the things I did was disable any and all auto features (with the exception of I think it's useful and not really an auto feature as much a quality feature). Did you look at the 2 shots that were D90 and assume I use AWB for all my shots? If so, maybe dig a little deeper before making assumptions that I'm full of crap.

Oh, and my 50mm prime is my favorite all purpose lens.  So yes...they are all shot with it.  I will post some 85mm shots when I get some I really like  I have some shots with other lenses from my D90 but I need more FF glass before I can really branch out anymore.

 Rservello's gear list:Rservello's gear list
Panasonic LX100 Nikon D600 Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Voigtlander 58mm F1.4 Nokton SL II Rokinon 85mm F1.4 +4 more
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