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Ok, I didn't honestly know about that ability to specify which AF point to use. I know which ever ones it uses it will highlight with red so you know where it's focusing. Which I might say is very nice and handy.

+rep to both. Like I said I'm still learning. Will have to give that a try next time I go out shooting.

One thing I have noticed is it seems it AF's towards whichever point is either farthest or closest to me. It's like it can read the distance and then assumes which AF point, it doesn't go with the center point all the time. I have went in and played with some settings though. Will have to dive in some more. I won't lie, I've been learning as I play and referring to manual only when I get stumped on a solution.

I figure learning from experience is a decent way.
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Remember that you can select your AF points. For those shots you would've just had to select the bottom AF point and it would've focused on the front beam.

The only times I MF is when I'm wide open or shooting macros. But MF is a great way to visually observe how the DOF moves. And wean yourself from full auto mode altogether and explore the other modes. Aperture priority is pretty useful when you know you're only going to shoot in one aperture (like f/8, the sharpest aperture for most lenses), Shutter priority is great when you really need to freeze action (like when I shoot skaters), and Manual I use for more mixed situations when I need control over the shutter and aperture.
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Ok, I didn't honestly know about that ability to specify which AF point to use. I know which ever ones it uses it will highlight with red so you know where it's focusing. Which I might say is very nice and handy.

+rep to both. Like I said I'm still learning. Will have to give that a try next time I go out shooting.

One thing I have noticed is it seems it AF's towards whichever point is either farthest or closest to me. It's like it can read the distance and then assumes which AF point, it doesn't go with the center point all the time. I have went in and played with some settings though. Will have to dive in some more. I won't lie, I've been learning as I play and referring to manual only when I get stumped on a solution.

I figure learning from experience is a decent way.

Thats the auto picker, it basically has a look at which thing is closest and covers most of the viewfinder and focuses on it.

Looking at my lenses, it seems that I have nothing that could be described as a telephoto so that perfect DoF will be hard to achieve for me.
    
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Originally Posted by rx7racer View Post
Ok, I didn't honestly know about that ability to specify which AF point to use. I know which ever ones it uses it will highlight with red so you know where it's focusing. Which I might say is very nice and handy.

+rep to both. Like I said I'm still learning. Will have to give that a try next time I go out shooting.

One thing I have noticed is it seems it AF's towards whichever point is either farthest or closest to me. It's like it can read the distance and then assumes which AF point, it doesn't go with the center point all the time. I have went in and played with some settings though. Will have to dive in some more. I won't lie, I've been learning as I play and referring to manual only when I get stumped on a solution.

I figure learning from experience is a decent way.
On the higher end Nikon DSLR's, you can select spot metering, compose your shot, then manually move the spot to where you want to focus and if you want also meter. You've taken the decision making away from the camera and made it yourself. I'm assuming Canon has something similar. I have a 5DMKII but have done very little with it. I find AF too slow for sports, It's probably going back.
    
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On the higher end Nikon DSLR's, you can select spot metering, compose your shot, then manually move the spot to where you want to focus and if you want also meter. You've taken the decision making away from the camera and made it yourself. I'm assuming Canon has something similar. I have a 5DMKII but have done very little with it. I find AF too slow for sports, It's probably going back.
I think all the Nikon DSLRs have spot metering and AE/AL lock. My D60 has both, and my D1H, so I'm guessing all the others do as I've got the lowest models.
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Two more shots with the Nikkor 55mm f/1.2. Third shot, which I think is a lot better, I'm going to upload later.





Edited by Marin - 8/29/09 at 8:04pm
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Took a snapshot of the moon this evening with the 70-200, had to crop heavily but it didn't come out too bad. I really need a 2x TC.

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Took a snapshot of the moon this evening with the 70-200, had to crop heavily but it didn't come out too bad. I really need a 2x TC.

Very nice detail, 100% crop or...?

Marin the depth of field is wow.

Is it just Australia or are Canon equivalents to Nikon lenses much cheaper in the states too?

$1900 - Canon 24-70 2.8
$2500 - Nikon 24-70 2.8

$700 - Canon 60 2.8 Macro
$850 - Nikon 2.8 Macro

Edited by Danylu - 8/29/09 at 9:00pm
    
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Very nice detail, 100% crop or...?

Marin the depth of field is wow.

Is it just Australia or are Canon equivalents to Nikon lenses much cheaper in the states too?

$1900 - Canon 24-70 2.8
$2500 - Nikon 24-70 2.8

$700 - Canon 60 2.8 Macro
$850 - Nikon 2.8 Macro
Thanks, it's a 100% crop. And yes, Nikon is generally more expensive than Canon.
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Thanks, it's a 100% crop. And yes, Nikon is generally more expensive than Canon.

Naw, I saved $300 when I bought my D60 + 18-55 and I'm starting to pay that back now with every purchase.
    
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