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Sep 23, 2015 23:52 |  #586

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Sep 24, 2015 05:24 |  #587

pwomble wrote in post #17719691 (external link)
Just placed my order for this lens and the dock. Looking forward to shooting with it this weekend!

Do your self a favor and only use the dock for setting focus speed and stabilization at first. I have had the C for a while and my mistake was to assume I had to MA in lens. That meant i had a long learning curve because nothing came out right.

Now all my pictures are taken with no MA in lens and only a +1 in camera and I think I get the best out of it.




  
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Sep 24, 2015 14:29 as a reply to  @ Tomb58's post |  #588

Pictures taken without MA in lens and +1 in camera

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Sep 24, 2015 17:14 |  #589

Any tips on setting the MFA with the dock?
Have had it for a while but only changed the AF settings and will have a real play with MFA when i get some more free time in a couple of weeks.


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Sep 24, 2015 17:32 |  #590

i never tried to use that . I just adjusted in body and worked for me but since you dont have that. I would say make small changes and do alot of test shooting while doing the changes.
worse case scenario just reset it back to zero if you dont like it


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Sep 24, 2015 17:44 |  #591

oxygen45 wrote in post #17720607 (external link)
Any tips on setting the MFA with the dock?
Have had it for a while but only changed the AF settings and will have a real play with MFA when i get some more free time in a couple of weeks.

I understand the desire of wanting the sharpest images possible. I would download a free MFA chart (various on the net) and set it a good distance away from you like 30 yards and set it on a decent angle like 45 degrees and use a tripod.

I presume you want to ensure your long end is spot-on sharp so do that first. Take a few pics with your center focus point over the -0- (on the chart) and see where your focus is.

then depending on where focus is - jump by plus or negative 10 in the dock and see where focus lies. I suggest starting with a big number and progressively get smaller.

(My lens paired with my 70D needed a +/- 8 or 9 through all my Sigma Dock matrix settings.)

Then when you think you might have it sharp - get out and shoot oodles of pics of animal eyes (or human eyes) and see how the majority turn out. Whatever larger bird is plentiful around you like ducks, or your dog, whatever. Take tons of shots ensuring to do what you can to take 'human error' out of the equation.

Real world testing is best - charts bring you close.

Hope this helps.


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Sep 24, 2015 17:48 |  #592

05Xrunner wrote in post #17720628 (external link)
worse case scenario just reset it back to zero if you dont like it

Yes.

I went nuts a few times getting mine sharp.


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Sep 24, 2015 18:07 |  #593

this had me go double check mine. My setting seems to be bang on. But I will say it is hard to make sure you are setup properly at the long end indoors. Since the lighting isnt great I was getting slow shutter speeds and even on the tripod I was getting a very very slight vibration that the image wasnt tack sharp. I had to crank up the ISO to get a decent shutter speed and that seem to make it look nice and sharp.


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Sep 25, 2015 00:46 |  #594

7D II

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Sep 26, 2015 12:09 |  #595

wasn't thinking last night and shot the moon wide open and at 1/800th shutter (duh)

but nevertheless some details came through


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Sep 26, 2015 18:57 |  #596

Even a cormorant can have its dignified moments


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Sep 26, 2015 19:43 |  #597

Spent a little while on an overcast afternoon with the new lens and a new to me 1D Mark IV. I still have a lot to learn but I am pleased with the first outing. The biggest thing I learned today is this body/lens combo is a huge difference in weight over a 6D with a 70-200 F4L. My arms are tired. :-P


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Sep 27, 2015 07:23 |  #598

Red Kite in Windsor Great Park this morning

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Sep 27, 2015 18:30 |  #599

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This is handheld after changing the OS to Dynamic. I also changed the AF to fast focus and it seems much better. Great lens.

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Sep 27, 2015 19:19 |  #600

Nice Shot Gene, I prefer Dynamic OS too. It has been a while since I visited my 70D AF Menu settings and I think my AF Lens speed is Standard.

I noticed 3 times today that my OS was turned off accidentally by the lens brushing against my hip (I use a shoulder strap akin to a Quick Rapid). So I think I will lodge a grain of rice in the OS switch and put a piece of tape over it so it does not move again. A few of my other lens switched get rubbed and have moved too. Not cool.

Anywho - took this shot this morning... first time in my 7 yrs living here we have had an Adult and Juvi eagle. Terrible light, my shots are heavily Lightroom'ed


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