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Jorge Torralba
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Dumping all my MF glass


That's it. I can't take it anymore. My eyes have gotten so bad that my hit/miss is getting useless. I am dumping all my MF glass in favor of AF

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1171814

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1172161/0#11173697

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1166717

Getting old Sucks !!!!



Dec 10, 2012 at 04:49 AM
James R
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Dumping all my MF glass


Went through the same issue and sold everything by the Zeiss 100 MP 2.

Yea, getting old sucks, but the alternative sucks more.



Dec 10, 2012 at 07:04 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Dumping all my MF glass


You can also pick up a mirrorless camera like a Sony Nex 5N and use it as a digital back for your MF lenses as an alternative. I usually find that it's easier to MF on mirrorless cameras like the Nex 5N because of the MF aids like focus peaking and magnification.


Dec 10, 2012 at 07:54 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Dumping all my MF glass


Sorry to see this Jorge, but I can certainly understand. Be sure to post a link to your sale on the MFNG thread.


Dec 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Dumping all my MF glass


Some gorgeous, well kept glass here Jorge. Like Leighton I'm sorry to see you moving on from the MF glass. I hope you get some stellar AF beauties to take their place. Happy shooting!!!


Dec 10, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Dumping all my MF glass


I did that in the late 90s for the most part. The PC or TS lenses are some of the exceptions.

EBH



Dec 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Dumping all my MF glass


Jorge
the point is to get the "shot" who cares if it's done with MF or AF.....!!!
Too many people are hang up with the equipment and forge what it is for....!
I have a few MF lenses but most of my best shots were shot with AF
Get the AF lenses, liberate your self........... and have some fun!
All my "beer and smoke" in my web page were shot with Nikkor 60mm and 50mm AF lenses
saludos
raul



Dec 10, 2012 at 06:16 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Dumping all my MF glass


I found the longer MF lenses work beautifully on my Panasonic m4/3. I use my MF lenses just like I use my macro lenses: with tripod, be easy, and no rush.


Dec 11, 2012 at 03:47 AM
 

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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Dumping all my MF glass


I'm curious about failing eyesight due to age and how it affects photography.

If you are naturally nearsighted, you can wear contacts (or glasses) and you are fine. But becoming farsighted due to age usually requires those "reading glasses". Is the diopter adjustment in many viewfinders made for people who are nearsighted or farsighted? Or both?

I currently wear contacts and am corrected to 20/15. I have no problems manual focusing. But I am in my early 40's and suspect that I will need reading glasses soon and want to know how that will affect my ability to focus. Will the diopter adjustment work or should I start trading my MF for AF glass?

Thanks.



Dec 11, 2012 at 04:09 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Dumping all my MF glass


The diopter should work fine for ordinary presbyopia.

EBH



Dec 11, 2012 at 04:45 AM
Jorge Torralba
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Dumping all my MF glass


it's really difficult letting go of those zeiss lenses. I find it so difficult to pickup a lens housed in a plastic shell rather than metal. Just sold the 50 1.2 and am already crying about it The nikon 85 will be extra sad to see go because it is basically new. just look at these

http://nikonimages.com/gallery/4/U4I1354408432.SEQ.1.jpg

http://nikonimages.com/gallery/4/U4I1354408432.SEQ.3.jpg

Edited on Dec 11, 2012 at 05:42 AM · View previous versions



Dec 11, 2012 at 04:54 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Dumping all my MF glass


I can empathize with you Jorge - I am moving in the same direction eye-wise. Not fun at all. Very best wishes!


Dec 11, 2012 at 05:01 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Dumping all my MF glass


That's too bad. Part of the joy of photography for me is using my MF glass, I really enjoy the process. Sure I have my share of misfocused shots, but I prefer the rendering of my MF glass to the AF glass I have at my disposal. If I really want to nail a static scene, I use a tripod and live-view. But there is no question that for moving people, a great Nikon AF-S lens is the way to go. The first and only time I used a 70-200/2.8 II, I was blown away by both the images and the >90% in-focus rate.


Dec 11, 2012 at 01:11 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Dumping all my MF glass


Don't sell them! Buy Leitax mounts and switch to an A99. The focus peaking is amazing! I can focus A99 + 135 1.8 wide open better than D700 + 180 2.8 @ 4-5.6 (and that's with the DK-17M)


Dec 11, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Jorge Torralba
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Dumping all my MF glass


the 50 and the 85 are gone


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ErIHFtEZHhA/UB5ojUXSNaI/AAAAAAAACGU/eA0wS0AhEyA/s1600/crying-indian.gif



Dec 12, 2012 at 06:02 AM





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