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Exactly right, thank you.
I gave it a go last night on a backlit subject, exactly the scenario that would show a difference if everything was working correctly.
single point AF in both cases (spot Af for you LZ just in case you didnt understand single point Af and thought i meant spot...
No i didnt at all, I said matrix is balancing scene even when spot AF is on (not spot meteing)
Matrix is still in use with spot AF unless you actually change to spot metering, if matrix is selected then matrix is whats in use.
I use matrix metering with single (spot af) all the time for...
and this is the reason why spot metering was invented, why would you be in matrix for a scenario like this?
the different metering modes all have uses, but they are all available no matter what you say.
Just tried it on a d810 and in matrix its slightly under exposed as you would think as it thinks all that white is grey so its doing what it would do if you shoot a black dog in snow, you need to apply positive ev to get the whites white rather than 18% grey and if i switch to spot metering its...
Sorry i couldnt resist.
and FYI, i know i'm not wrong thank you
right, im looking through the viewfinder, ive selected single point af, im pressing the af-on button to focus and low and behold its still using matrix metering. how do i know this, because the matrix metering symbol is in the...
Hang on a minute, I cant stop laughing, i think you went to the same school as the other idiot
To answer your post, Yes you can use matrix with single point af and No it isnt turning to spot around the single point. Of course you can have matrix metering set with single point af, as Randy said...
I agree with what you have said there, yes, thats correct but that isnt what you were saying before.
A single point "spot" as you call it is single point spot autofocus and that has nothing to do with the Spot Metering option which can be set from the metering dial / button.
if you have single...
your totally wrong.
Even when your using single point af in say matrix metering all the other points are turned off too, but matrix metering is still averaging the scene
you can still use spot metering if all points are active, it just "meters" from the active point at the time of exposure...
spot metering has nothing to do with af at all
the only time the metering sensor gets used in af is when your in 3D tracking and the camera can then use the colour information provided by the metering sensor to aid tracking.
Ive currently got the 100-400 II which absolutely kills the nikon 80-400 and I've got the 300 f2.8 L IS mark 2 which is amazing even with a 2x mk3 TC.
ill be adding a 500, hopefully, at the back end of the year ready for a trip to Florida.
The d810 has noticibly sharper photos out of camera than the d800, I never had the d800e so I can't comment. The d810's total lack of an anti aliasing filter really does make a difference in rendering fine detail.
The d810 is easier to handhold and get sharper photos due to the vastly reduced...
Hi Retief and very funny
I know, I'm getting a lot of flak from my friends at home too but we all need to follow our own path. Getting the Sony a7r2 led me to Canon lenses as they work better with an adapter on the Sony than Nikon lenses do. Then when I realised that the Sony wasn't for me as...
I've not been on here for a while having just recently switched back to Canon with a 7dmk2 and 5dsr.
It's been a long convoluted process with a brief move to Sony and the A7rII for landscapes. The move to Sony led me to Canon lenses which led me to Canon bodies and their amazing radio...
I sold my D800 (not the E) and bought a D810.
alot of minor improvements lead to quite a big overall improvement and overall it feels like a much better camera
definately more detail in the images (without the AA filter)
AF is now on par with the D4s
7 fps in 1.5 crop mode is great
Thanks and yes the Sony is the equal to the Nikon D810 and in a lot of ways better. For landscape shooting I can't see the point anymore of carrying around a large dslr kit.
I thought the battery might be the only real downside but I've never used more than 2 on a full day of landscape shooting...
just got back from a week photo trip to the Isle of Skye and gave the a7rII a real work out in all weather conditions, we had drivingrain, wind and great autumn light and the Sony performed without problem. I upgraded to the new firmware about 3 days before i went so shot everything in...
currently i have the large pro ICU in the Ajna and its the biggest one they recommend whilst allowing full access to all the icu through the rear zipper and leaving enough room above the icu for a waterproof jacket, pants a few accessories. I have my lee filter system pouch and holders in that...
I was looking everywhere for f-stop bags for the last month for an upcoming trip but no one had them in stock, not even fstop , they all kept saying next week, next week, next week
I found a company called Cameratools in the Netherlands who surprisingly have them all in stock in pretty much all...
Putting my Sony a7rII with 16-35 next to my d810 and 16-35 and the difference is incredible.
I surpose if your comparing the Sony to maybe a smaller lighter plastic dslr like the d600 then the difference might not be so great, weight wise but the Sony system still fits into camera...
I feel the same, the d5 is going to be 20 so no real improvement.
After using the d810, every shot I took with the d4 I wished I'd used the d810, the quality of the files just doesn't compare unless your shooting at stupid iso's and then all cameras are just different grades of bad.
The d4 is...
Thanks alot Mike, thats much appreciated
those type of Sunstars are exactly what i wanted to see, they look superb.
i can see me adding some sigma art primes to my Nikon collection.
glad your happy with your replacement 16-35
nothing performs like the 55 f1.8 but the 16-35/4 matches or beats my Nikon 14-24 so im more than happy.
mine doesn't seem to be weak at 35 either, not that i use it at f4 though.
The Art lenses certainly look superb and it's no longer necessary to spend twice as much on Nikon or Canon equivalents.
If you do get a few shots showing sun stars I would love to see them.
some superb shots on here Guys,
has any one got any shots showing how this sigma renders sunstars at say f16, my Nikon 35G used to be excellent
im looking at picking up a sigma 35 and 50 Art soon.
Just ordered a Loxia 35, it will be here tomorrow.
I've cancelled the 25 Batis order for now as they are saying possible in the new year before delivery. I'm going down to a photography show in March so I might see if there is one there.