In making the bookcase pictures for the two previous posts, I got to try out the Nikon D810’s new-and-improved live view.
It’s an amazing improvement, not just because it’s so good, but because the D800/D800E live view was so bad. The D810 is right up there with the Sony a7R in the live view department, and that’s a good place to be. I would like to have the Sony’s articulated LCD display, though, not only to be able to conveniently get lower angles, but also so that I didn’t have to extend the tripod so far. If I had a younger back, the latter advantage wouldn’t be as significant as it is.
I also got to try out the manual focusing on the Sigma 50 mm f/1.4 DG lens. I don’t expect much of manual focusing on an AF lens, but the Sigma’s feel is surprisingly good, although the throw is short, like most AF lenses. It’s not up to the standard of the Otus 55mm lens, but what is?
Good job, Sigma.
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