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Mirrorless Pro-Class Cameras with Interchangeable Lenses Sony A7, A7R and similar high end cameras that can serve as the sole cameras on Pro-event assignments.

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Old October 12th, 2016, 01:15 PM
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I digged into my safe and found my beloved 1974 Nikon lenses in great shape.
Last year I bought, when in USA, a Metabones adapter which I was glad to use for this opportunity.
Wide open at f/1.4 with the 50mm Nikon coupled with the Panasonic GX7 I made a few photographs. An exercise to repeat someday in the future when I will try something better !


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Old October 13th, 2016, 10:45 AM
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Fabulous, my dear friend, Antonio, to be able to repurpose old lenses. That's what Klaus does and the realty are spectacular.

Great to see you are experimenting. I hope you discover new ways of seeing things.

Not that you need improvement, but challenges give us unimagined opportunities to break the walls that can limit our imagination.

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Old October 13th, 2016, 11:18 AM
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Thank you Asher.

I do need improvement. There are many "things" to learn.

I had some difficulty focusing even, using the focus peaking with amplification.

I will have to try over and over and improve my results.
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Thank you Asher.

I do need improvement. There are many "things" to learn.

I had some difficulty focusing even, using the focus peaking with amplification.

I will have to try over and over and improve my results.
Antonio,

I had the same initial learning problems using manual focus lenses with adapters on the Sony A7R.

However, in the end, I preferred MF, (with magnification), even with AF lenses. It just gets to seem "natural"! Just the same, each lens requires its own learning curve!

Of course, I have no scientific test to prove that AF is not better where the Metabones adds that function, but I prefer to rely on one technique with one lens for on purpose.

A particularly useful lens is the 20 mm Canon FD. It's inexpensive and super high quality.

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Old October 13th, 2016, 12:40 PM
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Luisa's camera.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMAlMQev7Kw
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Antonio,

That is so interesting. It shows the ease of MF with the focus area being enlarged automatically in the viewfinder!

But I never realized that focus peaking on the LED screen, without that zoom can be so misleading. Great find and important information!

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Old October 13th, 2016, 04:27 PM
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Antonio, Asher,

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Antonio,

That is so interesting. It shows the ease of MF with the focus area being enlarged automatically in the viewfinder!

But I never realized that focus peaking on the LED screen, without that zoom can be so misleading. Great find and important information!
An excellent point, and a very nice demo in the video. Not a surprise, once one thinks of it, but then one might not think of it!

Antonio: Congratulations to Luisa for her good taste in adopting a Lumix camera!

(As you may recall, my current "go to" camera is a Lumix FZ1000!)

Best regards,

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Old October 14th, 2016, 01:31 PM
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It is my fault if I created the idea that Luisa is using a Lumix because it is me, who is using such a camera, Doug.

She has the little Sony which was shown in the video I posted previously.

She doesn't like at all "large" cameras !
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Old October 14th, 2016, 01:45 PM
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Hi, Antonio,

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It is my fault if I created the idea that Luisa is using a Lumix because it is me, who is using such a camera, Doug.

She has the little Sony which was shown in the video I posted previously.
Oh, of course. I wasn't paying enough attention to the commentary!

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