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Old May 29, 2012, 9:12 AM   #1
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I broke out the Sigma 400mm OM-mount and had a little manual focus practice. I think I'm getting the hang of it, but it's coming slow.





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....looks pretty darn good to me, maybe missed the rose a bit but all in all it is working for ya.
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You doing it very well with this lens Gary. This is made using your Gimbal head or in hand ( if it is even possible to keep in hand for making pictures ) ?
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....looks pretty darn good to me, maybe missed the rose a bit but all in all it is working for ya.
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Thank very much. On the tripod, Gimbal head, Lordje.
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Yep, nice shots Gary.
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Hi Gary

Those three look excellent.. so it looks like your not having a lot of prob's MF'ing the wee beastie. Looks as if its a steal esp for still shots at least, so it'd be interesting to see how well the bird pics turn out.

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Those three look excellent.. so it looks like your not having a lot of prob's MF'ing the wee beastie. Looks as if its a steal esp for still shots at least, so it'd be interesting to see how well the bird pics turn out.

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Thanks, guys. I'll break it out today when the weather breaks and we'll see how I can manage some birds with it.
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Gary, I had a lot of misses when i would use manual focusing with legacy lens and my E-520. (I don't know how your E-30 or E-620 viewfinder image compares to the E-520.)

Then, after I got the E-3, I then noticed that my success with manual focus went way up. I just thought that I was getting better with practice.

However, one day I took a trip to the wetlands and took both cameras. I had the 70-300mm on the E-520 and the 50-200mm on the E-3. I came upon a flock of ducks and started shooting with the E-520 @300mm. Then after a few shots I changed to the E-3 and I was shocked. Never had I realized just how much better and larger the E-3 viewfinder. The viewfinder image of the E-3 @200mm shows the subject much larger than the E-520 @300mm.
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