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I'm wondering if someone uses any special 'techniques' to get better focused images using canon DSLs.
I've noticed, that I get sharper results, when I focus on something different (closer or farther than model), and then on model's eye.
If I refucus on the 'still' model without that 'trick', some images are slightly out of focus.
I'm also using '*' button for focusing, so the trick is:
1. Defocus model, by focusing on something at different distance (my own hand finger, if nothing is better [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] )
2. Press * and focus on model.
3. Shoot shoot shoot (while model is at the same distance) this is why I need AF not to be activated by halfpbess.
4. Distance changed. Go to step 1.
Do you find this crazy? Any comments/suggestions?
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Hmm... I try not to use your technique, because "depth of field" isn't the same as "depth of focus"..
I have all my cameras set to be able to auto focus independent of the shutter release button.. I use a button on the back that looks like * ..that..
That way, I can independently focus on something that the sensor doesn't have to be on top of.. and recompose within that focus plane..
I focus on the eyes usually..
I focus after every different pose, or movement on my part..
I may manual focus in some situations too....like back lighting,...or in the shade, because that's where the AF fails most..
& when I'm shooting outdoors, I'm almost always shooting wide open too..
My slowest lenses are f2.8 & I seem to be doing pretty well for the most part.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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