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M.Beier

M.Beier

Member Since 25 Jan 2015
Offline Last Active Dec 06 2019 05:32 PM
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AFS-S AFS-C when do you use which? (and different AF-Finetune)

10 March 2017 - 01:37 PM

Hi lads,

I have this very odd experience when calibrating my lens', the AF-Finetune setting is not identical for AFS-S and AFS-C, worst example is my 70-200 Tamron F2.8 USD VC which in AFS-S seems to be ok with AF-Finetune OFF, however, when going for AFS-C, it benefits from +14...

Also when browsing through my shots, with AFS-S, the 'keepers' are must less next to AFS-C..

But one thing I noticed is that it tends to take up a lot of battery? Keeping VC on and using AFS-C for close up portraits indoor can drain battery relatively fast.

 

Any thoughts?
Personally I stick with AFS-S for landscape, but lately that has pretty much been it... Though sometimes I use it for street too - but people, animals, sports and even portraits I strictly use AFS-C... Most of the time street is AFS-C.


Calibrating lenses AF-finetune, auch 70-200 burn..

26 January 2017 - 11:19 AM

Last week I calibrated my lens' sunday...

All of them...

24-70 Tamron, +-0

50mm Nikon F1.8G +1

105 Nikon AF-S Micro +-0

Tamron 70-200 F2.8..... +16 (!!)

150-600 Tamron +-0

 

Is there anything I can do to calibrate my lens permanently? Any store that can help with a greymarket product that had 2 accidents.... Or can I buy a device like SIGMA offers, that I can plug onto the lens and do it myself? I feel the AF becomes slower with AF Finetune enabled, but it was fairly dim when I finally played around afterwards... January is really short days in Scandinavia...

 

The accidents:
Once, mounted on D5200, the knob mount thing fell out of the freaking foot, directly down and hit concreat, it survived and I didnt notice any issues except scratch on the hood and buttom of D5200 at the corner..

Second
Wife went crazy and threw D800E with 70-200 mounted against the sofa, the lens managed to jump out of the mount!!

She was told if she ever throws with my camera again, she will need to find another husband, that was a one time episode....

I believe it is the sofa episode that has hurt the lens...

 

 

 

On other note:
AF-Fine tune on zoom is trouble... At 24 and 70 the point isnt exactly same, same goes for 150-600 and 70-200, thereby I have found a balance that I find suitable... I mostly shoot my 70-200 at 85-150 but also sometimes at full 200... I almost never shoot below 85..

The 150-600 I shoot at 500-525 most of the time.

24-70, nothing more common than other, it is a really amazing daily lens, despite that it is slightly slow, but hands down, if/WHEN I get the SIGMA 50 ART, it'll be less used...

*50mm F1.8G is only used if I need the low DoF, the VC on 24-70 more than compensates for the better shutter..

What I really would wish for would be F1.4-F1.8 primes with VR..


Computer-controlling

22 January 2017 - 03:49 PM

Hi lads and lass'

Today I was introduces to NIKON Camera Control Pro 2, this isnt exactly freeware, and I was thinking, are there other products out there that can do pretty much the same?

My crazy idea is using such software for product pictures, actually paring it up with a engine controlled tripod head would be pretty awesome.....

Any advice?

Also on where to get a relatively cheap head for tripod for the given purpose... :)

Cheers


AF Finetune, help needed

29 December 2016 - 09:05 AM

Hi fellow enthusiasts and professional.

 

I noticed my 70-200 was way off, it havent been in the past, but always had a bit of a pain capturing deer, and therefor used manual focus much too often... Birds it seems to hit every time, atleast in my experience..

Not sure if BODY @D800E needs adjustment, or that I can adjust the lens in a different way - especially since its a greymarket

 

None the less, here is an album

I feel the mud is in front of the deer no matter if I push + or - on the AF-Finetune? I couldnt nail it, is it - or + to make the focus FURTHER away, not closer?

Also, please give me your thoughts on which pictures turned out the best as for AF-Finetune on the glass, its all in the EXIF info.

 

Cheers,

Marc


Perhaps I should have done 100% zoom before upload, seems not possible fo zoom enough on flickr? 
Focus point is head of deer in all the relevant pictures - hence, the ones where the deer has its head close to the mud


Bigger bag? How to store your stuff

18 December 2016 - 01:51 PM

Hi lads.

Today I had an accident that I'd like to avoid repeating...

I lifted out a lens from my bag, and wanted to support the grip below, sadly it felt wrong, my finger directly touched the glass, oups....

My gear that I 'care about'
D800E

Tamron 15-30 F2.8

Tamron 24-70 F2.8

Nikkor 50mm F1.8G (To be replaced by Sigma ART, soooooon)

Tamron 70-200 F2.8

Nikkor 105mm VR F2.8 Micro

Tamron 150-600 F5-6.3

 

The 15-30 was the one that had the accident today, and afterwards, I decided to leave my D800E and the mounted lens outside the bag, but, its not really the way I'd like it to be...

What would you do? 

 

I am considering if I can get some sort of bag/hard case for the 150-600, it is huge, it weight quite a bit - and if I use it, I know in advance, its not exactly 'ouch, this would be good at 200mm+)

 

Any thoughts? Feeling this is a luxury issue, however, I am certain Im not the first one..