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Jul 20, 2017 07:24 |  #2311

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I love an excuse to promote my backyard David. Yep you missed the blooms and last of September - 2cd week of Oct for the leaves ~depending on elevation, Roan Mtn. Campground is 4000ish feet lower than Roan High Knob, so leaves will always be happening at one elevation or another in that 3 week period...and of course at 6208 feet by mid-Oct the leaves will be long done~ and I know you've seen this pic (non-Sony so won't imbed) but it shows winter is a spectacular time to visit Roan too-
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Also for anyone foolish enough/hardy enough, every Jan-Feb we hike up to Roan High Knob and sleep in our hammocks=always at least a 2 foot snowpack to hang over.

That shot of everything snowcovered was taken 1/2-1/3 mile from where Travis got the stunning landscape shot.

I would love to have a snow shot of Roan like that!

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Travis, we're on the MW hunt this weekend too....on the Blue Ridge at Doughton Park is where we're headed...listed as a dark spot on some sites....forecast looks crummy though but Stone Mtn. State Park NC is just 9ish miles away for other shots.

The Batis 18 arrived. Love the weight. Disappointed in that my copy does not stop at infinity focus. Still waiting on the Sharpstar.

I don't think any of the Batis lenses stop at Infinity...that rubber focus ring just keeps turning.


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Jul 20, 2017 07:56 |  #2312

uljens wrote in post #18406554 (external link)
on Sony IBIS is activated only by half pressing shutter button, as I understand, can't bring to other button.
for native lenses - you use BBF to focus, half press shutter to lock expuser and start IBIS and then fuly press shutter to take picture
the trick is for MF lenses - if you use magnification, you can't press shutter half way to start IBIS, becouse you will be thrown back to full view, so you need to press shutter half way to start IBIS, then magnification (need to assign somewhere closer to thumb, now I have on C1), focus and press fully shutter.


Wait.....so If Im using BBF the IBIS isn't being activated?


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Jul 20, 2017 08:26 |  #2313

uljens wrote in post #18406554 (external link)
on Sony IBIS is activated only by half pressing shutter button, as I understand, can't bring to other button.
for native lenses - you use BBF to focus, half press shutter to lock expuser and start IBIS and then fuly press shutter to take picture
the trick is for MF lenses - if you use magnification, you can't press shutter half way to start IBIS, becouse you will be thrown back to full view, so you need to press shutter half way to start IBIS, then magnification (need to assign somewhere closer to thumb, now I have on C1), focus and press fully shutter.

IBIS is ON when focus magnified without pressing a button. I have tested this with my 100-300 lens at 300mm (manual lens). Switch ibis off and magnify and it's all over the place. Switch ibis on and magnify and the view is stabilised


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Jul 20, 2017 08:28 |  #2314

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Iceland- well some of you know Poof and I built a campervan. It was because last year we did 2 weeks on the Ring Road in a rented camper converted Dodge Durango. We figured if we could live that tight for that long in a smallish Durango the Ram Promaster would feel heavenly for room. Speaking of here is a shot from the floor up-
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Travis, we're on the MW hunt this weekend too....on the Blue Ridge at Doughton Park is where we're headed...listed as a dark spot on some sites....forecast looks crummy though but Stone Mtn. State Park NC is just 9ish miles away for other shots.

The Batis 18 arrived. Love the weight. Disappointed in that my copy does not stop at infinity focus. Still waiting on the Sharpstar.

None of the batis lenses have a hard stop as it's focus by wire


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Jul 20, 2017 08:52 |  #2315

for the BBF talks. For me the advantage of back button focus acts as focus hold on subject in the same spot, to just keep shooting. handheld panorama and the brenizer effect technique. I aways use BBF since my Canon days.

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Jul 20, 2017 08:53 |  #2316

Cool shot vinz. CV15?


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Jul 20, 2017 08:56 |  #2317

Yap CV15. Thanks.


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Jul 20, 2017 08:58 |  #2318

for the past few weeks, I've moved to the conventional shutter button focus. I've been training myself to use the focus hold button instead, when I want to disable focus on the fly. The reason being that when I hand off my camera for someone else to take a family photo, explaining BBF is too much :-P

sounds trivial, but I'm training myself to use focus hold for that reason. Another small reason is for stability? Sometimes mashing two buttons at once, I think I introduce camera shake at times. I feel that when I mash the shutter button as is, I can introduce camera shake. Lastly, it's generally easier for one handed operation at odd angles


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Jul 20, 2017 08:59 |  #2319

vinmunoz wrote in post #18406650 (external link)
for the BBF talks. For me the advantage of back button focus acts as focus hold on subject in the same spot, to just keep shooting. handheld panorama and the brenizer effect technique. I aways use BBF since my Canon days.

Meanwhile the Art+Automobiles Museum L.A.

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I'm assuming you went to LACMA?


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Jul 20, 2017 09:15 as a reply to  @ xpfloyd's post |  #2320

actually, yes. thanks
"SteadyShot works either with half press of shutter OR in any magnification mode."


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Jul 20, 2017 09:59 |  #2321

Cool shot vinz. CV15?


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Jul 20, 2017 10:49 |  #2322

uljens wrote in post #18406676 (external link)
actually, yes. thanks
"SteadyShot works either with half press of shutter OR in any magnification mode."

I didn't realize that, but it makes sense. I finally got acclimated to BBF on the a7R II this year, but will now be going back to half-pressing again. Thanks for posting this. :)


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Jul 20, 2017 11:03 |  #2323

Charlie wrote in post #18406658 (external link)
I'm assuming you went to LACMA?

Oh yes. I'll post up later. My laptop ran out of space.


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Jul 20, 2017 11:10 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #2324

Charlie wrote:
The reason being that when I hand off my camera for someone else to take a family photo, explaining BBF is too much :-P

That is so true. So let me make it clear, BBF won't engage IBIS?


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Jul 20, 2017 14:01 |  #2325

I'm still trying to get a handle on this beast of a lens, but the Palm Beach Zoo provided me with some relatively easy targets.

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