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| p.1 #8 · cold weather infinity focus question |
Trojanhorse- I will post when we return. About the samyang, without any focus confirm light, focusing looking through the viewfinder is hit and miss, have to bracket when at 1.4. I know it can be chipped but consensus is that is not reliable. However, when in focus, I am impressed. At 1.4, it is sharper than my previous wide angles which are my only frame of reference- 17-40, 24TSE (I), 15-85 and Tokina 11-16 when wide open. In fact, stopping down does not improve it much more. I will post a couple of 100% crops over the weekend.
Ariel- How great is that? A shrinkage joke right after a trojan post! I have done the flashlight or laser pointer at night but without focus confirm or live view it is tough to get perfect. There is quite literally less than 1 millimeter margin of error when focusing this thing at 1.4, even on an object over 100 yards away.
Dave- thanks, that is what I am planning on doing. Regarding frost, was planning on keeping camera hooded while waiting. Have you any experience taping handwarmer to camera to preserve battery? Read that a couple of places. Any favorite spots when you went?
Thanks to all,
No I have not tried the handwarmer trick. However, I did not have any problems with the battery in my 7D even at -10 to -30 degrees. I did keep my spare in my shirt pocket so it would be warm. The two places that I went to around Fairbanks were Murphy and Pedro Dome.