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I have a q's about autofocus and more

 
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Jun 02, 2007 15:09 |  #1

DO you photographers shoot with your autofocus or "Red light Dots" on all insted of one point?

An how do you have your metering mode set and camera settings set on your camera to get the best picture IE parameter and stuff?




  
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Jun 02, 2007 16:06 |  #2

any q's?




  
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Jun 02, 2007 16:18 |  #3
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1. I always use center point focus.
2. I use partial metering for the most part.
3. I never use parameters, since I never shoot JPEGs.



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Jun 02, 2007 17:06 |  #4

liza wrote in post #3308721 (external link)
1. I always use center point focus.
2. I use partial metering for the most part.
3. I never use parameters, since I never shoot JPEGs.

I'm with Liza


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Jun 02, 2007 17:23 |  #5

It depends what I'm shooting. If I'm shooting sports I will use all the AF points because I get more keepers that way. I shoot a small depth of field and the center point always throws the face slightly OOF.

Definitely partial or spot metering.

If I'm shooting jpeg then I use standard parameters. If I shoot RAW, I shoot with standard parameters and edit later.


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Jun 02, 2007 18:16 as a reply to  @ pagnamenta's post |  #6

I just shot JPEG real quick doing a "Hail-mary" shot and the picture came out GREAT!

Partial meetering works best.

Liza thanks so much.

I shoot in JPEG is that wrong? I'm leary shooting in Raw thinking my computer won't read it.




  
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Jun 02, 2007 18:29 |  #7
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Install the RAW processing software that came in the box with your camera, if you don't have Photoshop. Even Elements has built in raw conversion software.

And as for shooting sports, I always use center point focus for sports because I shoot in AI Servo. You get more keepers that way. :)



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Jun 02, 2007 18:33 |  #8

you must be psychic cause i switched my camera to Servo and it does look better.

Install the RAW one. Cause onetime I did shoot raw only 9 pictures came up but the rest of my photos was on the Card




  
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Jun 02, 2007 18:38 |  #9
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Keep in mind that AI Servo is for action shots. For portraiture, macros, or something similar, One Shot is better.



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Jun 02, 2007 19:19 |  #10

Even so, can you still shoot in the middle. I forgot what it was. Its between Servo and One Shot.

Like for portraits they do tend to move even though, Cause I shoot handheld, so I was wondering if that is good.




  
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Jun 02, 2007 20:18 |  #11
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If you're talking about AI Focus, don't use that. If you keep your shutter speed high enough, you won't see motion blur. And if you have shaky hands, a tripod, monopod, or an image stabilized lens will help.



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Jun 02, 2007 21:17 as a reply to  @ liza's post |  #12

I shoot in spot mode with center point focus only also. It works for me.




  
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