Mudozvon From Russia, joined Nov 1999, 88 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2082 times:
I'm too close to be confident that manual focus provides better results than autofocus.
While static shot is not an issue, I'd like to know about the moving things shooting.
My question to those who is in manual mode for years: how do you pan a plane and focusing at the same time? Any hints or advices? What is the percentage of mistakes you have?
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2037 times:
What you are talking about is finding the "hyperfocal". At a particular f/stop and focal length, there is an exact setting which will give you an in-focus depth of field from X to infinity. These hyperfocal settings used to be marked on manual-focus push-pull type zooms, as well as fixed focal length lenses, but with the advent of autofocus and twist-type zooms, such markings have virtually disappeared.
Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2015 times:
Jan, don't missunderstand me, but my camera is very old and it rarely manages to lock the AF on anything, sometimes not even on a static object.
Therefore I sometimes don't even get a green dot, that tells the a/c is in focus, no matter how much I try to focus it, so I just have to rely on what I see through the viewfinder to tell if it's focused or not, and of course I don't take a photo if it's out of focus, but if it looks good to me and the camera tells me something different, what should I do??