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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d;12861482 
It's not that great with me. AF on my 50D is more accurate than MF with AF point confirmation for whatever reason. I find that even if the AF point lights up, the picture can still be a bit OOF (esp noticeable with text and such).

It may also have to do with how my first "real" jump into photography started last year with an XTi, so I don't have the years of experience with old-fashioned MF cameras that most of you do. Seeing how many people can easily MF with their old cameras, I'm almost convinced it's an experience thing.

Are you using a long lens or something?
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Maybe I should e-bay some Nikon MF lenses and run around with them?
Please do not give me any ideas, as a couple really nice FD Ls have shown up on Keh in the last week. My AE-1 is doin' just fine chiliin in my bag.
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Are you using a long lens or something?
Sadly, even with my 28mm I have issues...
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You must be shooting near field pretty wide open then?
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You must be shooting near field pretty wide open then?
Not necessarily. I've done shots ranging from f/2.8 to f/8 with the lens, and still have the OOF issue.

I do have to admit though that moving up from my XTi's smaller viewfinder, the degree of how OOF I am has lowered a lot.

But yea, it's probably a lack of experience with me. Without a split prism or the mechanism used in rangefinders, I have a hard time MF.
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Please do not give me any ideas, as a couple really nice FD Ls have shown up on Keh in the last week. My AE-1 is doin' just fine chiliin in my bag.
Or maybe I should just pony up the repair bill for my M3. I do miss that super-silky leica ring (it's a bit gritty now). I just don't have time to develop b/w film anymore and those 1-hour shops always pushes/pulls the exposure wrong.
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I've actually had really good luck with Costco on my last few rolls, of all places.
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Since I still haven't gotten around to scanning stuff I just snapped a quick pic of a 8x10 contact I made today.

Obviously an iPhone pic won't do it justice but whatever. Used Ilford Warmtone glossy paper and Neutal WA developer.


Edited by Marin - 3/24/11 at 10:36pm
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No lie? I struggle quite a bit with MF without a split prism, EF-S focusing screen, rangefinder, or 100% coverage viewfinder (with which I still have difficulty sometimes)
i had a 50mm f/1.8 and a 28-200mm AF lens.. takes a bit of practice but once u get the hang of it, the images come out quite nice. yah its not fast but works great for a lot of non-on the spot shots

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Camera gear > fraternity

On a more serious note, it looks like you're going for a 35mm f/1.8 then!
agreed...

on the side note, is trading up my sb-600 for a su-800 a good idea? my d5000 doesnt have commander mode so i cant shoot off-body flash without a commander.. the has sb-600 been sitting around.. thought if id trade it for a su-800, i could shoot off body flash with my sb-800...

good idea? thought it was a cheaper alternative for now instead of getting the whole alienbee set that i cant afford at the moment xD

oh is there like a tripod attachment for the umbrella attachment o.O xD like i need an attachment that mounts onto the tripod (where u mount camera body or lens to) that gives a hole for the umbrella and still can mount something on top like a flash
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Since I still haven't gotten around to scanning stuff I just snapped a quick pic of a 8x10 contact I made today.

Obviously an iPhone pic won't do it justice but whatever. Used Ilford Warmtone glossy paper and Neutal WA developer.

Woah, thats some cool stuff, but whats up with the tab in the top left side of the picture?
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