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Member Since 08 Oct 2016
Offline Last Active Aug 28 2023 06:25 PM

In Topic: Difference in speed in AF-C and AF-A mode in D500

02 February 2017 - 01:39 PM

Hi All,

Got a d500 for field test. What I have experienced that there is a faint difference in speed between the two modes (AF-S & AF-C). When I am shooting in AF-S mode the machine is working blazing fast but in AF-C, the speed of the camera is not that fast. Please do help in this regard.


I think it depends somewhat on your lens. At least that has been my experience with my D500. With my Nikon 24-70 2.8 (easily my fastest focusing lens) I don't perceive any difference in focusing speed between the two modes. On a slower focusing lens like my old Nikon 17-55 2.8, AF-C does seem to slow things down just a bit. Of course it all may just be perception based on my shooting style, too. Over all, my D500 is So much faster than the D90 it replaced, in Every way, that it has never been an issue for me.

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In Topic: Very noob question about 50mm 1.8g lens

06 December 2016 - 06:38 AM

I guess I should add that when a lens has two apertures listed it means that the maximum aperture available Changes as the lens zooms in or out. The aperture cans still be changed at any focal length, only the maximum available is reduced as you zoom to the longer focal lengths.

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In Topic: Very noob question about 50mm 1.8g lens

06 December 2016 - 06:28 AM

The listed aperture on a lens is the maximum it will go to. Other than some very specialized lenses, the aperture can always be adjusted.

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In Topic: Question about exposure compensation

05 December 2016 - 06:29 AM

I may be wrong, but I think it depends on the mode you are in. In Aperture Priority it will adjust shutter speed, for example. Not sure how it handles full manual.

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In Topic: New Tripod!

29 November 2016 - 01:36 PM

After almost 2 months of shooting with my new tripod, I Love it... mostly..,

First, it is Very stable and quick to setup. I mostly use it at the local bird sanctuary from the Blinds area or lake shore. So far it has worked in every situation I have tried it in.

Biggest negative? It is Heavy! I tried attaching it to my backpack, but it was too much, so now I just carry it in my hand. Functionality the main issue I'm having is sticky legs from using it in the mud and muck along the shore. I clean them after every trip, but it hasn't seemed to be enough. Thoughts???

Oh. I did change the clamp to an Arca Swiss type but that's just a personal preference thing.

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