Dig that...I am sorta opposite, auto seems far away...and I must like the images the Nikkors produce and persist with them, even though I love the Takumar also. Maybe I need to use the Taks and others more often?
Thad, +1 but, alas, I admit I just had to get a 50 1.8 compact Nikkor to try, which adds to "lens harem" (WNG).
AoA, I still have eye probs, but the focus thingy on the Sony ( drew me in) And I have learned to love it...Reading back over all these posts since it started is interesting. I can honestly say I'm moving more towards the auto focus side of the scales as my eyes age. I've succomed to the goodness of the 24-105 also. It may weigh more than a couple of primes, but it is so good at all the focal lengths it covers it is hard to leave it unattached to a camera. I still have the Micro Nikkor in my bag, along with the 100mm Series E. I should probably take them out to lighten the load. My A7's with the 28, 28-70 and 24-105 should do it, but I'm itching for one more and probably a prime that does macro well.
Settings on auto can certainly get wild...I gave up on trying to figure them out to check them I )think) I understand where you are coming from. I am not so sophiticated a photog.I've challenged myself to learn how to use my Sony lenses in as manual a mode as possible.
I still use the manual focus lenses when I find myself getting too lazy and using the A7's as point 'n shoots.
I find it interesting to see what the shooting settings are when on Auto. Sometimes the ISO setting is something I never would have thought of using.
There are no dumb questions. Somebody a lot smarter than I said that once.This is, no doubt, a dumb question, which is why I'm going to ask it, as I might learn something... Couldn't you have just added light?
AoA, there are rolls and sheets of 18% gray, which can be employed as back drops.There are no dumb questions. Somebody a lot smarter than I said that once.
Yes, but when you add light you also introduce shadows which I don't want and don't want to have to deal with either. It also would add reflections too, which is my next 'hurdle'. I also need to choose a back ground color which will work well with the black/chrome of the camera.
Suggestions welcome. I have a number of different back ground clothes available thanks to my son-in-law. I'm leaning towards a grey right now, but have white, black, purple, blue etc too.
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