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trevarthan

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Re: D810 + fast primes handheld
« Reply #60 on: October 08, 2014, 02:25:54 pm »

You know, I think you're right.  I have an incredibly sharp architectural shot that is to the edges (handheld) I was examining last night.  One of the things I've had problems with is the focusing on the d810.  Is there some methodology to help this thing auto focus.  I've been spending a fair amount of time letting it auto focus, and then popping into manual so I can quickly fire shots when needed.  It's gotten to be one of my shooting habits on this camera, literally keeping a finger on the lenses AF-switch to manual.

I don't trust the d810 to focus properly for architecture, so I use a tripod and live view and zoom in to make sure. Sometimes I use a cam ranger and do the same via my iphone. Shrug.
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Re: Sv: Re: D810 + fast primes handheld
« Reply #61 on: October 08, 2014, 04:01:56 pm »

You know, I think you're right.  I have an incredibly sharp architectural shot that is to the edges (handheld) I was examining last night.  One of the things I've had problems with is the focusing on the d810.  Is there some methodology to help this thing auto focus.  I've been spending a fair amount of time letting it auto focus, and then popping into manual so I can quickly fire shots when needed.  It's gotten to be one of my shooting habits on this camera, literally keeping a finger on the lenses AF-switch to manual.
Use the Af-on button with your thumb and don't focus with the shutter half press. Set priority to release not focus.
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Re: Sv: Re: D810 + fast primes handheld
« Reply #62 on: October 08, 2014, 05:41:54 pm »

Use the Af-on button with your thumb and don't focus with the shutter half press. Set priority to release not focus.

Exactly.

Focus with my 24mm f1.4 is nor very reliable either. It has never been with any of my bodies in fact.

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Re: D810 + fast primes handheld
« Reply #63 on: January 06, 2015, 08:15:46 pm »

I was on a recee yesterday looking for a location for a up coming car shoot. Anyway I took this shot as I was wondering around and I’m pleased with the look.

Nikon D810 camera and Nikon 50mm F1.4 G lens at F5.0.
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« Reply #64 on: January 06, 2015, 08:46:21 pm »

For handheld MF photography I find the new A7 II a killer camera: 24-Mpx, stabilized body, focus peaking and the ability to adapt tons of lenses. I don't think this is D800's territory, even if they are magnificient cameras at the studio or on a tripod.

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Re: D810 + fast primes handheld
« Reply #65 on: January 06, 2015, 09:26:50 pm »

You guys are talking about the D800/D810.
I can only talk from the perspective of the Sony A7r - only the sensor is the same.
I can say that both motion blur and focus can be an issue with the Sony.
Even on a tripod the shutter can cause an issue at slower shutter speeds and I would not trust the AF on the A7r.
It is possible to shoot well handheld but again fast shutter speeds (at least 3X the focal length rule) and manual focus using focus peaking are required.
At least part of the issue is the high resolution sensor.

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Re: D810 + fast primes handheld
« Reply #66 on: January 07, 2015, 08:58:50 am »

          In my personal experience, and your mileage can and will vary, I find not just with my D800, but even my D700 and cameras before it, everything is sharper when I use a monopod, with or without VR.    If I do not have a monopod, I lean against a wall, lamp post, sit at a table with my elbows on top of the table, etc, etc, etc.    Even with VR and even shooting at speeds at or above 1/1000th, I have always found it helps.

http://www.getdpi.com/forum/619494-post1.html

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This function is not in the D810 bank menu. This role is maybe now held by the first electronic shutter function.
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Re: D810 + fast primes handheld
« Reply #67 on: January 07, 2015, 09:25:12 am »

Turn on the Electronic Shutter option and put the camera in Mirror lock-up mode.  You will have zero movement inside the camera at time of shutter release if you are using a cable release.  Alternately you can also enable shutter delay (I recommend 3 seconds).  Now if you push the shutter button twice, the mirror will be up, the electronic shutter engaged and 3 seconds later the photo is taken, again with zero internal movement in the camera.  The difference at some shutter speeds to what was achievable on the D800E or the D810 using the normal focal plane shutter at time of exposure can be significant in fine detail.

Of course none of that is that useful if you are shooting handheld as per the title of the thread.
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