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Amazing how I can mess up the simplest thing… I had planned on testing the focusing ability of the VF-21 (meaning focusing blind, without looking at the LCD viewfinder). And I had planned on doing that at f/2.8.
But I forgot that last night I switched the camera to P mode just to see the results and I didn't set it back today. So this isn't the f/2.8 I was planning on… still it came out rather well.
I focused on Hiro through the VF-21 and then reframed. This technique obviously works well. (I leave the focus point in the centre so I don't have to wonder where I last set it... or forget that I used one of the other eight focusing points and mess up my shots.)
Sigma DP2, P mode, ISO100, 1/160s, f/5, -1/3 exposure compensation.
This was very bright sunlight and while I would normally crop it to get rid of the sky, I wanted you to see that it's retained a lovely blue while dealing with all the other dynamic range challenges in the foreground, including jungle shadow and white arms. The closest leaves are about six inches behind him. I'm quite happy.