Still get surprises when I use this camera.
1. First, I swear the ISO changes by itself while I am shooting. I usually set it to 400 to try to guarantee reasonable hand held shutter speeds. Today it changed to 320 before I noticed it. The other day it went to 160.......am I going batty?
2. I am confused regarding "Live View Display": Setting Effect On/Off. Initially I had it set to "On", as I thought I would need it set there to see the effects of using a polarizer filter....is this correct? But then I noticed with it set to "On", if I shoot at say, f16, the lens diaphragm is actually stopped down, so I am trying to auto focus or manual focus with the lens stopped down, adding tremendous depth of field, which I would think would lead to less than optimum focus.
3. With focus mode set to DMF, and Live View Display Off, I auto focus, and when I touch the focus ring, it magnifies the image (useful), but it also stops the lens all the way down to shooting aperature, making direct manual focus difficult, because of the depth of field. Is this what is supposed to happen?
4. With auto focus engaged, I found focus peaking getting in the way of my composition, ( a bunch of yellow or white jiggelies bouncing around, covering my center of interest), so I turned it off. Are you folks using it for auto focus lenses?
5. I want to use a bunch of legacy MF lenses with adapters. How would you set up the camera? I am assuming the following:
Fire without lens
MF assist: "ON"
Peaking Level: "ON"
Live View Display: Setting Effect ON/Off....confused here, which should I select....for manual focus lenses, I assume it makes no difference?
Should I focus wide open, then stop down and take the picture?
If I choose to focus wide open, then stop down to take the picture, will the finder black out? Is this a function of setting Effect ON/OFF?
I am away from home and do not have MF lenses with me, but I return home tomorrow, and looking to avoid additional frustrations.
Thanks in advance
Dave in NJ