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    Default Queries on focusing

    hi guys...sometimes i have problem with focusing. For example, i want to focus on an object, however the camera always focus on other parts. I can't get it to focus on the object which i want. Any tips on this?

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    Default Re: Queries on focusing

    Easiest way? Go manual focus. That's what I do.

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    Use single focus point and recompose after AF lock.

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    Default Re: Queries on focusing

    sorry newbie here too and learning.. U mean focus on object then move either left or right (recompose) to take the shot again?
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    Default Re: Queries on focusing

    please be more specify, in what kind of situation you encounter this?

    if you can't explain in words, than post a photo.

    we making wild guess here will not able to give you any usable answer.
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    Default Re: Queries on focusing

    Quote Originally Posted by reistarz View Post
    hi guys...sometimes i have problem with focusing. For example, i want to focus on an object, however the camera always focus on other parts. I can't get it to focus on the object which i want. Any tips on this?
    are you trying to do a focus subject with blurred background effect?

    if you dont mind what equipment are you using?
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    Default Re: Queries on focusing

    It sounds like you are leaving the camera to choose the focus point. The easiest way around it would be to select the focus point yourself. Usually people stick to the center focus point.

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    Yup, use single focus point and recompose the shot after focusing...

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    Default Re: Queries on focusing

    Quote Originally Posted by reistarz View Post
    hi guys...sometimes i have problem with focusing. For example, i want to focus on an object, however the camera always focus on other parts. I can't get it to focus on the object which i want. Any tips on this?
    Are you using auto mode?

    Auto mode...the cam will decide the focus point for you.

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    Default Re: Queries on focusing

    Focus point
    see where the red dot is pointing

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    Default Re: Queries on focusing

    for me (canon system) I swap my AE lock button with my half press for focusing. Therefore I focus with my thumb (on the AE lock button) and fire the shutter with the trigger button. This way I will not refocus if I recompose because the halfpress will not activate the focusing.


    Note: I can do this both on my 40D and 1Dmk2. Not sure about the rest of the models.

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