Not trusting peaking all that much

Started Jul 21, 2014 | Discussions thread
K E Hoffman
K E Hoffman Veteran Member • Posts: 5,103
Re: Not trusting peaking all that much

Need to understand Peaking.. Its reacts to edges.. Some situations will give you false readings.

I have used focus peaking shooting art and plants and it is pretty much dead on and will if I have time give me a bit better than the 70-300G AF (though I may just need to tune the lens more)

But if you look at it in some cases small details or non-organic edges can show as in-focus and not be there.

Its a great tool, but you will need to learn when it can be trusted and when it can't give false readings.

Also some very sharp details don't seem to trigger it.  Shooting macro with my 100mm F2.8 I often get no peaking hints.

Its not so much about trust as understanding..

I shoot DMF when I can.. and yesterday when shooting the flowers in the drizzle FP helped me get better narrow Focus

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