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Re: In praise of older lenses...

Originally Posted by mike_j View Post
My camera settings are fairly standard except:

Aperture mode. Exposure - centre weighted
Focus - manual, live view x 7 when possible. When focussing, focus through the critical point then come back to it.
Check the infinity point of your lens scale.
I know we have some other legacy lens users here (Pete - snaarman for example), perhaps they can chip in with ideas.
Yes I operate in exactly the same way, Aperture mode, centre weight, with Live view and I.S. where demanded. (Last nights shot is an exception. I learnt the hard way that you need to use spot metering on faces with stage lighting)

You may have to stop down a couple of clicks to get ultimate sharpness from an old lens. There are some old lenses that are faultless wide open, but they are few and far between :-)

Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.

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