Nikkor 800mm F5.6 Ai-s ED

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rumple
rumple Senior Member • Posts: 1,574
Re: Nikkor 800mm F5.6 Ai-s ED

rumple wrote:

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Split-mirror focusing prisms helped. Also, standards were lower because they had to be, and because no-one was "pixel peeping".

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John Crowe wrote:

Standards were not low. I remember seeing some enlarged race photos at a car show in the early 80's and that one image inspired me to improve my skills and equipment over the past 40 years.

I said "lower", not low, and I'm comfortable with that.

The number of keepers on fast-moving subjects with good AF is going to be higher than with manual focus, and criteria for perfect focus would be slightly less than today.  Getting the shot is more important that getting the perfect shot especially when there are fewer "perfect" shots.

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