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A question of Focus
« on: January 31, 2015, 10:06:49 AM »
I just took some quick photos of the Manta German Pilot. color balance and lighting seem good. The focus of everything BUT the face is good. What settings do I need to adjust?

pilot 009_crop by ragfokker, on Flickr

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Re: A question of Focus
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015, 01:25:53 AM »
Try using a multi-measuring mode.

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Re: A question of Focus
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015, 08:36:37 AM »
Appears your camera's autofocus picked up on the wing and roundel in the background. I'd think there is a setting in your camera to force focus where you want it to be. And, simply, set your figure on a monotone background, like a piece of blue or white poster board. That should take care of it.
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Re: A question of Focus
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 02:14:32 PM »
Appears your camera's autofocus picked up on the wing and roundel in the background. I'd think there is a setting in your camera to force focus where you want it to be. And, simply, set your figure on a monotone background, like a piece of blue or white poster board. That should take care of it.

Thanks for the suggestions. Like I said, This was a Quick shoot. I am going to try a better set up in the next couple of days so we shall see.
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Re: A question of Focus
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2015, 05:16:13 PM »
Hi Rick,

What our friend Eindeckersaid is right! You can leave the auto-focus mode and focus manually. Else if your camera has multiple focussing points choose the one which comes close to the point you really want to be sharp. Best thing is to leave totally the auto mode of your camera and choose pre-set of diafragm. If you choose  opening f.i. 16 then you will get a better sharpness all around, but also a slower time, so a tripod might be necessairy. I hope I explained clearly my friend(you know Iím not English speaking).

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Re: A question of Focus
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2015, 10:35:38 AM »
OK, Here is the latest. Not perfect yet by any means but I think better?
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Re: A question of Focus
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2015, 11:40:19 AM »
ya needa switch to the 'macro' setting on your camera, this is indicated by a tulip shaped icon. Depress your picture switch about halfway the camera should show a small square where the focus is aiming, wait till the square stabilize's and the press the switch fully. Try that.

Thanks, I will give it a try!
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Re: A question of Focus
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 07:39:44 PM »
I am afraid it is also a question of field depth. With macro photography you need a smaller aperture (f16 at least, the larger number, the smaller aperture) to achieve the field-depth, and this in turn requires longer shutter times making a tripod indispensable. Generally, it is not easy to get nice macro photos with field depth big enough using a simple camera.
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Re: A question of Focus
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2015, 08:47:28 PM »
I am afraid it is also a question of field depth. With macro photography you a need smaller aperture (f16 at least, the larger number, the smaller aperture) to achieve the field-depth, and this in turn requires longer shutter times making a tripod indispensable. Generally, it is not easy to get nice macro photos with field depth big enough using a simple camera.

Yep.

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Re: A question of Focus
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2015, 08:16:44 PM »
se5 014_crop by Richard Geisler, on Flickr



se5 012_crop by Richard Geisler, on Flickr

I took this a few days ago on Super Macro. I think I am getting very close to where I want to be.
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Re: A question of Focus
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2015, 08:57:19 PM »
That's looking heaps better Rick, you are getting very close now.

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Re: A question of Focus
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2015, 09:18:29 PM »
Agreed!

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Re: A question of Focus
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2015, 11:19:38 PM »
That's looking heaps better Rick, you are getting very close now.

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Thanks for the comment Des. Also thanks BO, you guys have been a big help in my experimenting and learning to use my Cameras features.
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