D800->Z7 or wait for next generation?

Started 6 months ago | Questions thread
Leonard Shepherd
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Spare-time photog wrote:

There was one situation in which I wasn't almost able to get a tack sharp image at all: I was using my AF-S 85/1.8G lens, wide open at 1.8, the camera was in portrait orientation, I used AF-S, focus priority, single point, almost at the upper edge of the frame, direct over the eye.


You have to learn mirrorless does not have cross type sensors.

Z AF cannot easily detect detail parallel to the short dimension of the frame.

This is what you were trying to do.

Next time either use manual focus, or make AF focus in landscape mode and then change to portrait mode. There is a back button to lock AF focus at the landscape framed distance

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