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Handing off camera - AF mode?

 
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Sep 07, 2010 22:14 |  #16

guitarfish wrote in post #10867725 (external link)
The first thing I do is walk over and put the strap around their neck. :)

AMEN! Too easy for an accident to happen.


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Sep 07, 2010 22:25 |  #17

My 5 year old nephew loves to take pictures. I'll give him the camera for awhile if I'm not actively taking pictures. Usually set it to Av and use an aperture/ISO/WB that fits the conditions. Use center point focus because he aims everything on dead center. He knows he is not allowed to take the neck strap off and he has to use both hands. Learned my lesson to set it to one shot and not continuous, kid took 500 pictures in a short amount of time.
It is also very interesting to see things from a 5 year old's point of view. See what grabs his attention.
For everyone else, I pretty much do the same but make sure it's a wider field of view... crop later :)


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Sep 07, 2010 23:16 |  #18

Heh! My biggest mistake when handing off a camera is to forget about the fact that I have the focus set on the back button:)! That can be messy considering the fact that I'm shooting in AI Servo as often as not:)!


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Sep 08, 2010 01:01 |  #19

tonylong wrote in post #10869253 (external link)
Heh! My biggest mistake when handing off a camera is to forget about the fact that I have the focus set on the back button:)! That can be messy considering the fact that I'm shooting in AI Servo as often as not:)!

haha, same here!

I usually just set up the shot (AV mode), ask the person to stand approximately where I was and just press the button...it won't focus with the shutter press, and usually turns out ok.

...or if it's a family occasion, then I just ask my cousin...as he knows what he's doing ;)


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Sep 08, 2010 06:20 |  #20

Green box with all AF points selected. I try to pick someone who is already carrying a SLR to take our family photo.




  
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Sep 08, 2010 06:34 |  #21

if you do hand it off to someone, make sure you select someone that appears to run slower than you...

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Sep 08, 2010 08:53 |  #22

Av, ~f5.6-8, one shot, get everyone in an even line/depth from the shooter, have them stand perpendicular to the shot.

Depending on the person's smarts depends the AF mode. Mom gets all af points active, others get spot af.




  
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Sep 08, 2010 08:55 |  #23

Know what else works nice? Remote triggers and tripods :p




  
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Sep 08, 2010 10:39 |  #24

If there's enough light and you have the whole family in the picture A-DEP should be a safe choice, no?


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Sep 08, 2010 10:48 |  #25

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If there's enough light and you have the whole family in the picture A-DEP should be a safe choice, no?

Does it work and is it easy enough to use that you can hand the camera to your Aunt Mable and have her understand how to use it?


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Sep 08, 2010 11:19 as a reply to  @ krb's post |  #26

Green box for me!

My wife bought me a driving day at a local track, Mercedes Benz World to those who know it, and I wanted some photos of me sliding around all over the place. I just put it in the green box for her and told her to point and shoot. I much prefered having some in focus, average shots (some actually came out quite nicely!) than a whole load of OOF focus or blurred shots that I can do nothing with.

I'm only a beginner but when in doubt and you can't delay the shot, green box it is, the same goes for other users.

I love photography, but a memory is far more important to me than missing the opportunity whilst fannying around with settings!

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Sep 08, 2010 11:28 |  #27

Depending on your body, running man might have been better than green box mode for racing... Does anyone actually set it to portrait mode when asking for someone to take a portrait? Probably not, I never do...


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Sep 08, 2010 11:33 |  #28

I never really hand my camera off to people who aren't used to DSLR's themselves, but if I would, I'd keep my settings at Av or manual (if you're shooting with a flash anyway).
Maybe enable all focus points, but I focus using the back button, so that would only confuse people further...
Besides, people will always try to "zoom my primes", which is fine, but on some of them it simply does nothing (focus clutch) or they will really screw up their focus :D
I am always scared to hand it off with the Tamron 17-50 on it, because the focus ring moves with AF :S


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Sep 08, 2010 11:37 |  #29

Honestly I don't like to hand off lenses without full-time manual focusing. It is too easy for them to "zoom a prime" or focus when they think they're zooming, stripping the gears in the meantime. It is odd but the cheapest lenses are the worst for this while L lenses are fine.


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