Focus peaking rocks, but puppies won't stay still! w Nikon 35 f1.8 G & Fotodiox

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by lapdog99, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    Arghh! Thought I would try my Nikon 35mm f1.8 G prime with my fotodiox adapter to NEX. All I could do was manual focus and unfortunately
    the pups went crazy in the pre-Spring weather, making it almost impossible to get them to stay still long enough for focus peaking. Whites are blown out, but I had a lot of
    fun running around, and from the looks of things, using a manual lens on the NEX sure is a great option

    DSC00312. DSC00317. DSC00330. DSC00306.
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
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    Not sure AF would've been much better on a small, fast moving subject. You might try zone focusing to see if that helps.

    Cute dogs, what breed are they?
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    Yes cute cute pups. Like the one looking up.
  4. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    Papillon and Poodle. They are obnoxiously cute.
  5. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
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    Phoenix Gonzales
    Quite cute dogs :eek:
  6. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

    Feb 8, 2012
    Indialantic, Fl
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    adorable pix and I can't wait to try the peaking with my Canon
    legacy lenses!!
  7. jebuskrust

    jebuskrust TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 16, 2011
    Limassol, Cyprus
    Shooting dogs and specially pups is LOTS of fun ;-)
  8. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 30, 2011
    Los Angeles
    You got some nice ones though!

    I think spray and pray is not a bad strategy here.
  9. tomrock

    tomrock TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 18, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN USA
    Same issue with grandkids. But at least once in a while they're in a stroller or high chair or something. Much easier to shoot when you fasten them in one place.