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May 30, 2020 18:14 |  #41131

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May 30, 2020 18:15 |  #41132

Eddie wrote in post #19071472 (external link)
Yep absolutely useless

Good to hear it's not just me...

avondale87 wrote in post #19071475 (external link)
I gather you can't calibrate it?
Is it consistently out by same?
If so can you set on dead flat surface and observe the level display and make your own correction each time?
That's a common approach in using an out of wack spirit level. (once you've calibrated it)

Sadly no. I have looked everywhere as my Canon M5 lets me calibrate it. I think it's the fact that it has so much wiggle room when you use it so you can be off in either direction but it still says it's leveled so hard to make it consistent.

I'll just try leveling it by eye and see how i go lol


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May 30, 2020 20:23 as a reply to  @ PhotosByDlee's post |  #41133

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So am I the only one who finds the spirit level meter in these cameras to be absolutely useless? I find myself straightening almost every single photo when I use it. I really need to go back to relying on what my eye tells me lol.

I find it to be about .6 degrees off...it gets close, and if a clean horizon is in frame I will correct to that in post.


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May 30, 2020 20:42 |  #41134

Dlee13 wrote in post #19071485 (external link)
Good to hear it's not just me...

Sadly no. I have looked everywhere as my Canon M5 lets me calibrate it. I think it's the fact that it has so much wiggle room when you use it so you can be off in either direction but it still says it's leveled so hard to make it consistent.

I'll just try leveling it by eye and see how i go lol

Yeah been happening to me as well. At that point I thought it may be the lens that was distorted (noticed that a lot with the 35mm), that and possibly the in-camera corrections messing me up, and thought I might be the issue, but that's almost impossible since that would make me way stupider than I actually am! I wish I remember what my experience has been in this way with the RP, can't say I had noticed anything that bad.

I'll still need to try to see if I can get better/more consistent results if I turn off in-camera corrections.

I do find that it seems to almost always say that it's level even though I feel like I move the camera a lot.


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May 30, 2020 21:20 |  #41135

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May 31, 2020 00:29 |  #41136

Taco time! Haven't been to a sit down restaurant in months and miss legit Tex-Mex

Marinated overnight..mostly lime, pepper, and chili powder. Tossed it on a griddle with some veggies and wrapped in some tortillas from the Mexican market near my house. Good stuff!

Not the cleanest compositions or presentation. I don't know how you guys cook and shoot at the same time. Too much to balance mentally lol

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May 31, 2020 00:55 |  #41137

Unfortunately not getting out as much as id like at the moment

But i did get some photos. Been experimenting in Capture One instead of lightroom since my version is an antique that technically doesnt support the A7III

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May 31, 2020 01:29 |  #41138

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May 31, 2020 05:37 |  #41139

TRhoads wrote in post #19071525 (external link)
I find it to be about .6 degrees off...it gets close, and if a clean horizon is in frame I will correct to that in post.

I’ve been using your straightening method quite a bit and find it works great, even adding the guides just to make sure it’s straight is really good. Like you said I’d rather get it right in camera but this spirit level doesn’t help with that lol.

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Yeah been happening to me as well. At that point I thought it may be the lens that was distorted (noticed that a lot with the 35mm), that and possibly the in-camera corrections messing me up, and thought I might be the issue, but that's almost impossible since that would make me way stupider than I actually am! I wish I remember what my experience has been in this way with the RP, can't say I had noticed anything that bad.

I'll still need to try to see if I can get better/more consistent results if I turn off in-camera corrections.

I do find that it seems to almost always say that it's level even though I feel like I move the camera a lot.

I’ve noticed it with all my lenses at all focal lengths. I now wonder if my table really is lopsided or it’s the spirit level all long lol.

I’d be interested to know if it is the profile corrections so be sure to let us know what your conclusions are! Being able to calibrate the spirit levels should be an option but I guess it’s one of those things that will be reserved for future models rather than FW updates...


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May 31, 2020 06:38 |  #41140

mystik610 wrote in post #19071602 (external link)
Taco time! Haven't been to a sit down restaurant in months and miss legit Tex-Mex

Marinated overnight..mostly lime, pepper, and chili powder. Tossed it on a griddle with some veggies and wrapped in some tortillas from the Mexican market near my house. Good stuff!

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May 31, 2020 07:34 |  #41141

mystik610 wrote in post #19071602 (external link)
Taco time! Haven't been to a sit down restaurant in months and miss legit Tex-Mex

Marinated overnight..mostly lime, pepper, and chili powder. Tossed it on a griddle with some veggies and wrapped in some tortillas from the Mexican market near my house. Good stuff!

Not the cleanest compositions or presentation. I don't know how you guys cook and shoot at the same time. Too much to balance mentally lol

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I might have to make fajitas next week...and yeah, I can't shoot and cook at the same time. I end up doing one or both of them poorly!

Dlee13 wrote in post #19071669 (external link)
I’ve been using your straightening method quite a bit and find it works great, even adding the guides just to make sure it’s straight is really good. Like you said I’d rather get it right in camera but this spirit level doesn’t help with that lol.

I’ve noticed it with all my lenses at all focal lengths. I now wonder if my table really is lopsided or it’s the spirit level all long lol.

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Do you have a manual level by chance? You could find out.

WHen level is critical in the field, I trust the spirit level in the RRS PCL base more than anything, but that usually results in a horizon that is too centered. But it is a good starting point and I find that the in camera is close...just not perfect. Still better than not having it.


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May 31, 2020 07:57 |  #41142

I’ve got a little hot shoe mount spirit level that I keep in my landscape bag which allows me to level the horizon even if the camera is tilted on the other plane. The problem is I keep forgetting to use it and realise when I get back my horizons are off :)

It’s the same as this one https://www.amazon.co.​uk …mZG9Ob3RMb2dDbG​ljaz10cnVl (external link)


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May 31, 2020 07:58 |  #41143

I take an average between the built in level and my eyes :-D


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May 31, 2020 08:45 |  #41144

Anyone who tried Samyang 85mm f1.4 lens, can you please share your experience? Just ordered today to use with my A7rii.

I see online reviews are a bit mixed with some complaining about getting bad copies.




  
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May 31, 2020 14:02 |  #41145

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