Trial and Error

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    I couldn't sleep so I ended up at the supermarket at 1.30am and then sat watching YouTube videos until 5am and thought what the hell I might as well grab the camera gear and head out somewhere.
    The cars thermometer was reading minus 3° C , and mist was forming sporadically. I wasn't really in the mood for a pre dawn walk so somewhere close to the car would have to do, plus I had been struggling with focus on the M6 so the infamous millstones would have to suffice.
    I have now given up with manual focus, as even with the EVF attached I still couldn't get the image sharp enough using focus peaking etc. I've up'd the aperture to f8 on the EF M 11-22mm,focussed on the topmost millstone and sharpness front to back is what I'm after although I am having to apply more sharpening than usual in post to get the images similar to the 5D2/5D4
    The foremost millstone/grindstone/pulpstone is approximately 6 feet in diameter.

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    1. Vital Sparks 10 months ago | reply

      yes they must have got one that was round eventually.

    2. Hadrian Frankland 10 months ago | reply

      Colin Ashcroft Yeah must have been a toil and a heartache to have leave them after all that work...

    3. 95wombat 10 months ago | reply

      Nice image. I've never liked manual focus with the STM lenses ... I don't think you're actually focusing, you're telling the camera how to focus. That said, I've never had a problem with autofocus on the M6, unless it is very dark.

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    5. thebogtrotter 10 months ago | reply

      The kids are looking good.

    6. Nils Leonhardt 10 months ago | reply

      Fantastic composition. Really stunning image.

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