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Aug 28, 2011 16:50 |  #3091

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I must say using the d7000 makes it a lot easier to get a good focus. It has focus confirmation. I have so enjoyed my manual lenses especially for macro. I have a set of vivitar tubes that I use alot ;)

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wait a minute... Focus confirmation chips are installed in lenses right not on cameras? :lol: my manual lens doesn't have that chip that's why I don't have focus confirmation :(

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So does the D700, and that's my problem - because it doesn't seem to give me accurate feedback on distant subjects with the Samyang 14mm (e.g. leaves on trees a couple hundred metres away), it's fine on closer subjects.

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even if it does have confirmation chip damn moving subjects are so damn difficult to focus unless I just spray and pray while focusing hehe...

Rob, I have read about some problems about inconsistency with focusing chips, and some even have problems lens confirming focus even though if you look at the VF it still looks blurry.. and photos come out sharp :lol:


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Aug 28, 2011 17:43 |  #3092

You really need to use the focus confirmation as a guide. I don't think this is in the lens but rather the camera. It is important to be sure your camera is set to manual. I use A settings and it can be a challenge to focus but they did it for 40 years with these lenses. Here one I took just today with my 100-300 5.6 with tc-14b converter. F8 at 1/640 3200 iso.

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Aug 28, 2011 17:48 |  #3093

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You really need to use the focus confirmation as a guide. I don't think this is in the lens but rather the camera. It is important to be sure your camera is set to manual. I use A settings and it can be a challenge to focus but they did it for 40 years with these lenses. Here one I took just today with my 100-300 5.6 with tc-14b converter. F8 at 1/640 3200 iso.

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I always use all manual... you mean to say One Shot Focus? I don't use focus confirm coz I always use continuous :lol: Ok I'll try out single shot focus :lol: wait a minute


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Aug 28, 2011 17:55 |  #3094

I tried it but I don't hear any focus confirmation beep...or am I suppose to hear it? :confused:

I set it to Single shot, Single shot mode and high beep. I still think I need the confirmation chip on the lens before the camera can do this :confused:


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Aug 28, 2011 18:24 |  #3095

All of my manual lenses are AI-S nut I'm sure they are not chipped. I don't hear a beep on mine either, but I think in the menu you can turn it on or off. Maybe the beep is just for auto focus lenses?


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Aug 28, 2011 18:26 |  #3096

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All of my manual lenses are AI-S nut I'm sure they are not chipped. I don't hear a beep on mine either, but I think in the menu you can turn it on or off. Maybe the beep is just for auto focus lenses?

ahhh I see so it doesn't beep :lol: I thought it does haha

so how does it confirm? by lighting up the focus point inside the viewfinder when it acquires focus? :confused:


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Aug 28, 2011 18:38 |  #3097

Yes the light confirms focus but as I say it is more of a guide, although on the D7000 it's pretty accurate.


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Aug 28, 2011 18:40 |  #3098

Here's one more from today :-)

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Aug 28, 2011 18:50 |  #3099

ahh I see :D

here's one from yesterday when I get it..the lens is pretty darn sharp. Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 Micro

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Aug 28, 2011 18:56 |  #3100

That is really sharp Steven. Subject is great and the colors are excellent!


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Aug 28, 2011 18:59 |  #3101

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That is really sharp Steven. Subject is great and the colors are excellent!

Thanks :D that's wide open too :lol: its usually user error when I can't get the shot using this lens :lol:

but like I said it can't focus beyond a few feet away :lol: I am not sure what's wrong with it


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Aug 29, 2011 11:26 |  #3102

I've been looking at the Nikon 85mm 1.8 for a while but, since I don't have an immediate need for it and there are rumors of a replacement, I decided to wait.
Of course, I've always had a thing for the 85 1.4, but decided that it wasn't worth the extra price over the 1.8 version.
Talking about real prices, the 1.8 would cost me about 350€ new, and the 1.4D lists for 1070€, plus shipping. ( obviously not worth it )
However, I saw someone selling one in what looks like " like new " condition in a local forum for 800€, I decided to offer 700€ and he said he'd consider it. What do you think ? Good deal ? It's not that I need the 1.4 but it's something I would definetly use. Also, it keeps it's value very well.


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Aug 29, 2011 12:57 |  #3103

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it keeps it's value very well

If you get it for 700€ it will already have lost an amount equal to the new cost of the 1.8.


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Aug 29, 2011 13:51 |  #3104

How good is the Nikon 35 1.8?


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Aug 29, 2011 14:43 |  #3105

peterbj7 wrote in post #13019294 (external link)
If you get it for 700€ it will already have lost an amount equal to the new cost of the 1.8.

Sure, but if I were to sell it again in a year it would most likely still be worth 700€ .


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