http://www.flickr.com/photos/dark_orange/2042501949/ ? He is trying to make kodachrome currently.
Im a D90 (soon to be a D700) and dont own any AF lenses. All Zeiss and because they are the ver1 they are non-cpu so the only automation is autoWB. My total experience is 11-day trips to the city centre and I always wanted to be a street-shooter so maybe not as fast as sport but the occasional granny gets a bit of a spurt on.
Zeiss 21/2.8 28/2 35/2 (couldnt decide so I got both) 50/2makro & 100/2makro.
Why not AF? ...well I give the reply that while I can still walk, I dont need an electric scooter. And the point some of you are missing is that its not called Manual Focus, instead it is Selective Focus.
This from my 2nd day at doing street....(although 1st day was just as good)
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Nikon D90, Zeiss ZF 100/2makro
Last edited by oneANT; 7th April 2010 at 09:27 PM.
Anyways, lovely photo. Feels like something from the sartorialist, minus the whole sitting down this of course
it would be nice if some of u guys showed some decorum and respect to basic photography skills like focussing and the few who stick hard to this in the face of smarter technology and programs
MF's other great companion is memorizing the DOF tables for your favorite focal lengths (for me its 20, 25, 28, 35 and 50mm)..... these 2 usually go hand in hand
IF you do both well today ....... THEN you're good .....
AND if you can do the above 2 AND know your EV tables from ISOs 50 thru 400 ..... today....then you're kool
ONE DAY...... when you're out of battery/electricity....... the old clunker is still going to continue taking pics while most of us slaves to electronics fall to the side
Last edited by ed9119; 7th April 2010 at 08:46 PM.
shaddap and just shoot .... up close
manual focus when you need more control. otherwise, people just wanna be special
but then, photography is an art and nobody can tell you what you should do
Four pages on Manual focusing...
You'll never get that much involvement in discussion about light here.
Strobing, the 'nouveau technique chic' is only one small subset of artificial light, but doesn't replace basic knowledge of light itself.
Discussions of tilt/swing would last even shorter, probably.
Yea. There are entire books written on light. It does seem kind of weird that focusing is a relatively small subject but discussions can go on and on and on, but the thing about internet discussions is that the length of the discussion depends on how subjective the opinion is. If we are talking about something factual like light, the discussion will end within 4-5 posts.
In a factual discussion, after 2-3 people come in to try to bring the same point across in different word. Thats the end
Or yes, lovely photo. Have fun with your feet and MF.
If you enjoy MF go ahead, let me enjoy my AF. If we want to talk respect, then show me the money, err... photos. Got good photos got respect. Die die must MF and show blurry photo, sorry la. Not you, can't tell yet until see photo, ok?
Me show photo? I never ask you to respect me what.
Anyway I've been around a bit. Had a 5-day hiking trip and went without camera battery for the 5 days, shot with sunny f/16 rule on Kodacolor 100, Canon FTb QL, and Tokina 35mm f/2.8. Years ago, erm decades ago. About 60% exposure spot on, the rest +- 1 stop. Now I could do with an exposure meter... today one can claim manual focus manual exposure no meter, but how great is that with the histogram and instant feedback?
DOF? Oh yes, using Canon AE-1, Tokina 100-300mm f/5.6, shooting sports day in school. Estimate focus and lock on f/8. Or the day I shot with Minolta XE-1, flash in hand, auto thyristor set at f/5.6, need a shot but have a plate of beehoon in my hands, erm... looks like less than 2m, heck DOF can cover on the 35mm MC Rokkor-X, shot with one hand. Selective focus? Just brute force keeping image in focus through the use of DOF.
Yes those good old days... Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt. Today I prefer AF whenever I can, MF whenever I need to, like shooting macro, or using my old Nippon Kogaku 50mm f/1.4 Nikkor-S on my D60, heck I have to manual expose also. But nothing great, histogram to guide me.
Time has changed, first there was MF, then screw drive AF, then silent wave motor AF, then multi-sensor AF, etc. Different horses for different courses, different lenses for different uses, different folks different strokes.
Your pictures speaks for you, not your camera.