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Re: [OM] Zuiko manual lens options for Sony A7

Subject: Re: [OM] Zuiko manual lens options for Sony A7
From: Jan Steinman <Jan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 13:24:18 -0700
> From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
> On 8/11/2019 7:13 AM, Jim Nichols wrote:
> 
>> However, you cannot trust 'focus peaking', but instead you need to magnify
>> the viewfinder image to get best results. It can be set to the C1 button,
>> allowing for an easy workflow.
> 
> I do just that for Magnify. OTOH, I've found focus peaking to work well, as 
> well. Magnify, if on a tripod, peaking, if 
> hand held, has worked for me.

The thing I like about focus peaking is that, given sufficient depth in your 
image, you can see where the peaking starts and ends. I find that, by centring 
the subject within the peaked area, my results are identical to magnifying, 
which takes more time and effort to do.

That seems to work over a wide range of apertures, and is my favourite 
technique for super-thin DoF, like the 350/2.8. But it also works with the OM 
500/8 Reflex, given enough light.

Of course, if your subject doesn't have a lot of depth, this technique doesn't 
work well.

Jan

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