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Trouble focusing T2i through bee veil in bright sun...

 
Intheswamp
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May 26, 2014 17:21 |  #1

I missed getting a video of one of my honey bee colonies doing what we can "washboarding" on the front of the hive this afternoon. The problem is that the image was out of focus while it recorded. :(

The porch of the hive is only about a foot above ground so the camera is positioned low which makes looking into the lcd screen a bit of a challenge to start with. Add to this that I'm looking through a bee veil in bright sun, and well, the image on the screen almost disappears. Not to metion that the models that I'm videoing aren't exactly giant in size. ;)

There's probably something very simple to handle this problem but right now I'm just cooling off from the heat of the beeyard and thought this time to inquire. I'd appreciate any input on this you might have!!!

Thanks!
Ed


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kuvhmoob
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May 26, 2014 18:15 |  #2

Get a 7" field monitor...?


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Intheswamp
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May 26, 2014 23:42 |  #3

kuvhmoob wrote in post #16932042external link
Get a 7" field monitor...?

That's an option, but to save money I could tether it to one of the laptops. I was hoping for something simple and inexpensive to keep the size of the camera down and the complexity at a minimum. I may end up going for one of the viewfinder covers: http://www.amazon.com .../ref=cm_cr_pr_produ​ct_topexternal link

Ed


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J_O_S_H_U_A
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May 29, 2014 08:56 |  #4

One option, and I know this may sound oldschool, but get out a tape measure and adjust your focal settings appropriately. Thats what those distance marking numbers on the lens are for!

Another option is to just use an autofocus lens, set focus, then switch back to manual. At that point you can always just annotate the position of your focus ring as well.


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