|Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:28 pm Post subject: Re: Nikon D3300 + MC HELIOS 81N 2/50mm
|Welcome to the forum, Helen!
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Using manual focus lenses takes some practice even from lens to lens. Other members besides me
can offer better advice.
Nice shots and dog!
I purchased Helios 81N for my new Nikon camera and I have a few questions. Hope this is right forum to ask, if not please move the thread where it belongs.
I'm relatively new to dslr but I learnt the basics. I also learnt how to use back button focus on Nikon, how to lock focus and recompose. I just received my Helios lens which seems brilliant. I took some test shots and it was first time today that I was using full manual mode. I think it went relatively smooth all things considered, but when I imported all photos to my laptop, I saw that lot of pics that I thought were in focus turned out to be OOF. Apparently looking through viewfinder, it seemed like I focused right and then it turns out I didn't. Here I'm getting to my question: What is ideal approach for focusing with manual lens? This is my first MF lens and as I said, I know how to use back button focus, how to lock focus on eyes and recompose etc. with other lens, but I'm not sure how it works and how is it different with MF lenses? How do I lock focus on certain spot e.g. eyes?
Thank you all, it's really appreciated
PS: Here are few shots I took today of my dog