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  1. Richard Hutchings

    Richard Hutchings No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Since this thread seems to be about other stuff as well, I'll just keep piling on.

    I've read some negativity about HDR and I haven't even tried it yet. I think HDR and D-Lighting will be the subject of the day. I'll be out walking with my camera around 10:00 or 45 minutes from now and I'll report back.


     
  2. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg hear me roar Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like hdr in small doses. For some scenes it can really add to the photo. In other cases, it’s a distraction. It’s used too much to hide otherwise boring photos.
     
  3. Richard Hutchings

    Richard Hutchings No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It would be great if I could sort my photos by settings. I took some shots with the various Active D-Lighting settings but it's difficult to do the comparison.
     
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    pez Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I use a User Setting on my function wheel to go to between BBF and half-click, but mostly use BBF. Not sure if your D5600 has something like user settings...
     
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    A few of you said some confusing things. BBF and photo quality do not relate. Either your focal points work, or they don't. But the fact of how you get your camera to auto focus has no influence. Either way, keep shooting and have fun.
     
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    Your statement is in direct contradiction to the opinions expressed in soooo many articles and videos touting BBF as the 'best thing since autofocus.' Lol, half-joking...
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think some of that is how people word it because it can easily come across that the button results in better AF performance rather than coming across that it allows better engagement of the AF by the user which results in improved use of AF.
    I also think that some AF systems do confuse people with the various options they've got, esp when you factor in that tricky situations and moving targets are often going to result in misses or slight misses even on a perfectly calibrated system with perfect shooting and that sometimes its going to be hard to work out "what failed". Ergo drawing the line between user error; machine error and just too hard for the machine to achieve.
     
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    wow this thread has been awesome.. so much info...thanks ... i will try some of this later too..
     
  9. Richard Hutchings

    Richard Hutchings No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I need to figure out how to do that. I'm currently using the BBF again but it would be great if it was easy to switch back and forth. Especially if I hand my camera to someone else.
     
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    BBF and thumb-focusing is not the best setup for handing a camera over to an un-trained person,and expecting an in-focus shot.
     
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  11. Richard Hutchings

    Richard Hutchings No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't have a function wheel and there's no way to avoid the menus to make the change. Little things like that are how the makers suck you in to the more expensive models. My next camera will be a 10 year old pro model for 1/10th the cost. I'm in no hurry.
     
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    neither is a DSLR in general -- i switch it over to live preview mode now.
     

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