Posted 10 January 2013 - 22:18
A while back I got a tip on using "Art filter 11-2" for focusing. It actually works as the edges or contrasty areas of whatever you are focusing on turn black when in focus. I wasn't too keen on running around with Art filter 11 engaged all the time though as the image in the viewfinder looks like abstract art by a high chimpansee, so I never used it.
Well, a few days ago I came across a brilliant little video on youtube that I almost didn't watch as I thought "I already know this", but ended up watching anyway. It tells you how to map Art filter 11 to a Fn key using one of the configurable "Myset" presets. I guess I should have known that about the camera but i didn't. Anyway to make a long story short. Now I just hold down the Fn button while focusing and as soon as I release it I'm back to my regular settings. Now focusing manually is almost as fast as focusing on my Nikon F2 with split prism.
Here's the video:
Oh, and I tried enabling the Teleconverter setting as he sais in the video but liked it better without.
Hope it helps someone.
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:13
Take the shot, you never know.
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