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hey im now getting into photography and need a little help

 
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Sep 26, 2007 18:50 |  #1

hey i was just wondering how you guys focus on things with one hand? if thats how you do it? like if your holding something in your hand and want to take a pic of it. do you switch the camera into auto? cause it cant be dont with one hand in the manual focus, unless the camera is being hung from your neck with the strap, i guess. also for like pictures of yourself how would you know how to focus it to get the perfect picture?

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Sep 26, 2007 18:58 |  #2

Ryan.,
Welcome to the forum :)
Well first I would try to use my tripod but sometimes I don't have or want it and then I just manual focus and move subject into its sharpest position. After all my arms aren't that long :)
For a self photo like my avatar I just set the manual focus on the distance I will be standing at. If the lens doesn't have a focus scale then I would put a broom or something in the area to focus on and then swap it with me :)


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Sep 26, 2007 19:24 |  #3

The only way you can shoot one-handed is using autofocus. That being said, unless you have a particular need to shoot one-handed, I wouldn't. Too hard to keep camera stable.




  
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Sep 26, 2007 19:49 |  #4

Ryan. wrote in post #4014353 (external link)
hey i was just wondering how you guys focus on things with one hand? if thats how you do it? like if your holding something in your hand and want to take a pic of it. do you switch the camera into auto? cause it cant be dont with one hand in the manual focus, unless the camera is being hung from your neck with the strap, i guess. also for like pictures of yourself how would you know how to focus it to get the perfect picture?

thanks.

Welcome to the Forum...

I'm a little confused. Why would you want to hold something in your hand and try to take a shot using only the other hand? Use a tripod, if necessary. Normally, people hold the camera with one hand and adjust the focus ring (if applicable) with the other. Even if Auto Focus is enabled, I'd say most still keep a hand on the lens.


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Sep 26, 2007 20:01 |  #5

Thanks alot of help John_B

Karl C wrote in post #4014673 (external link)
Welcome to the Forum...

I'm a little confused. Why would you want to hold something in your hand and try to take a shot using only the other hand? Use a tripod, if necessary. Normally, people hold the camera with one hand and adjust the focus ring (if applicable) with the other. Even if Auto Focus is enabled, I'd say most still keep a hand on the lens.

^ well to the 1st part thats what i was asking. i dont have a tripod and i wont be walking around with it if i had one. and i think i know that people hold the camera and adjust the focus.:rolleyes: not trying to sound bad, sorry. but thanks for trying.


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Sep 26, 2007 20:04 |  #6

Ryan. wrote in post #4014737 (external link)
^ well to the 1st part thats what i was asking. i dont have a tripod and i wont be walking around with it if i had one. and i think i know that people hold the camera and adjust the focus.:rolleyes: not trying to sound bad, sorry. but thanks for trying.

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