Sometimes I don’t want to be a pest, and yet …
this sample photo/experiment leaves a few questions unanswered as to its
a) why use focus peaking on a landscape?
b) why shoot a landscape on a sunny day wide open when we know the lens would
deliver better if closed down at least a bit
c) if on a tripod on a static object what's the fuss?
Focus peaking for me is useful when shooting in dark conditions (no light or
legacy lens closed down), OR close-ups, OR truly needed wide open at f1.2 or
f1.4 for separation, OR using slow VERY long FL closer than infinity, and other
instances, but not in the above circumstances (esp. at 50mm).
And yes :-) this lens is sharp wide open ;-)
No harm intended - just curious of how other brains operate ;-)
> Le 27 juin 2019 à 11:17, Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> a écrit :
> On 6/26/2019 1:07 AM, Maggie wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I had the opportunity to try the A7 with an OM Zuiko 50/1.8 lens (@ 1-8 as
>> far as I recall).
>> It's not easy to get the focus peaking to work well, but when it does, I
>> think the results are amazing.
>> Please check out
>> I hope to have a couple more images to show in a day's time.
> Not a particularly inspiring landscape, but well captured.
> Focus peaking works best with high contrast edges, of which there are
> precious few in this subject. Focus Magnification works better for this sort
> of subject. Especially good if on a tripod.
> A trick for this sort of distant subject and a short lens is to focus on
> something far away, on a tripod, and note and/or mark where infinity focus
> is. I checked several of my OM WA lenses, 18-35 mm, and all hit infinity at
> the stop at the end of focus travel. With those and this subject, I wouldn't
> need to focus using the EVF or LCD.
> Moose In Focus
> What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
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