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Focusing 4 years 3 months ago #2115

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I went out shooting yesterday. I noticed that I would shoot a flower and in my eyes it would look focused but then putting on the computer it was not focused. Are there any adjustments I need to make for that? Thanks
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Re: Focusing 4 years 3 months ago #2117

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Can you post the picture on Flickr? It would be helpful to see the image and the settings
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Re: Focusing 4 years 3 months ago #2118

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Yes Image would be helpful, can you also collaborate on what type of focus and metering did you use. I find that if you turn on the beep (for the lack of better term) in the camera, you know exactly when the focus locks. Greg has a great video on this look at his "Improve your DSLR Focus Accuracy"
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Re: Focusing 4 years 3 months ago #2119

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Focusing 4 years 3 months ago #2120

Looks more like a depth of field issue vs a focus issue. Macro often requires higher apertures (f/11 f/16 or more) to get good results.
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Re: Focusing 4 years 3 months ago #2121

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Thank you - will try that next time.
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Re: Focusing 4 years 3 months ago #2122

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Also, what camera do you own? I know with some of the Nikons they have a DOF button on it and if you press it you'll actually show in the view finder what the picture will look like before actually taking it.
D800 w/grip, D700 w/grip,V1,14-24mm F/2.8, 24-70mm F/2.8, 70-200mm F/2.8, 200-400mm F/4, 105mm,F/2.8,35mm F/1.4,35mm F/1.8, 85mm F/1.4,1.7x Tele
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Re: Focusing 4 years 3 months ago #2124

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Re: Focusing 4 years 3 months ago #2145

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Good news is that your camera has the feature, but I recommend reading the owners manual about it or doing research online for more information.
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