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OK, this may just my not understanding the "work flow"
Just recently got a Samyang 35/1.4 and love it.
But for focusing, my 1DsMkII was a little bit of a
challenge focusing with it through the viewfinder.
I had plans on getting a 5DMkII so I had my excuse.
Hadn't used live view much before for focusing (had a 40D)
What seems to be the main issue is that in Live view,
the "focus box" is also the area that the exposure is derived from.
The trouble is, the area I want to focus on in the foreground is brighter than
much of the scene. Its sunlight on the water stuff.
So the camera dials down the exposure so I can't see to focus.
So its, get exposure, M mode, through the viewfinder,
check focus in live view and set exposure back to take pic.
Seems for near/after sunset scenes with failing light, things get off pretty quick.
An example of the difference is
30 sec s/s to check focus.
put back to 1 sec for exposure.
Am I doing this wrong, or is it just the penalty for using great alt glass?
I have considered putting a Dandelion AF confirm chip on the lens.
The hope there is that some sort of lens/communication would make the camera happy.
But then the fear is that the camera would think the lens was in AF all the time
and NOT let me use zoom in live view.
Any ideas, experiences?