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| p.35 #15 · Touit touit touit.... touit :) |
That is it! I have my Touit 12mm.
Congratulations Phillipe! Use it well and I'm confident we'll see many great pix from you with this lens.
One comment about using an AF lens on the Nex 7 - I don't trust the AF. Sure, it's ok for moving subjects and quick people pix and usually works out, but critical focus isn't always where I want it. I check focus with magnified view whenever I'm shooting a stationary subject and whenever I can with people.
I think this has been discussed before, so excuse me for the repetition. When I use an AF lens on the Nex 7, I set the focus mode to MF, set the AF/MF button to AF/MF select and Hold (not toggle). These are three separate settings which is a PIA when I switch from an AF lens to an MF lens and is why I wish the NEX had custom shooting banks like my Nikon SLRs so I could switch my MF to AF lens shooting settings with one setting change instead of three.
Anyway, with the camera set up like this, AF is engaged when and as long as you hold the AF/MF button and reverts to MF when you stop holding it down. So when I have time I usually press for AF to get the focus range in the ballpark, stop pressing which puts me in MF mode and a twist of the focus ring on the lens gives magnified view and pushing the AF/MF button while in magnified view toggles between the two magnification levels. When I'm convinced focus is perfect, a half press of the shutter button gets out of magnified mode so I can recheck composition before taking the shot.
Sorry to be so long winded, but this is the best way that I've found to assure critical focus with an AF lens on the NEX. Lloyd has posted about this method after I emailed and explained it to him, but in all fairness I think I picked it up somewhere else on the web, but can't remember where.
Edited on Jun 26, 2013 at 01:31 AM · View previous versions