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    Default Need some help on focusing....

    Hi guys, i am very new to photography and just got myself a nikon D40X....

    i have some problems with my focusing. Whenever i want to take a group photo, some of my friends in the pic is out of focus.

    The camera settings Auto and i press-half to get the object into focus and snap. The focus is only on the object but not the rest of the people in the pic.

    Can someone help/advice me with this?
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    Default Re: Need some help on focusing....

    Hi Ferderico,

    Without seeing the pic, I could only guess that your problem is caused by the depth of field (DOF) of your lens settings which is natural. Try this: line them up in one straight, and then taken a pic with the line of people parallel to the back (focal plane) of you camera. Hope this help.

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    Default Re: Need some help on focusing....

    thanks for the advice.... i must say tat this is the most responsive site i ever been to....

    i will try to post some pics for ur comments.
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    Default Re: Need some help on focusing....

    Usually for taking a group photo

    Recommend to use
    - A mode with f5.6 or smaller
    - External flash, flash head direct or with diffuser
    - Speed for handheld min. is 1/60sec
    - Focal length - wide to mid range like 24mm to 50mm
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