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Losing focus in the dark...

 
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Oct 13, 2010 22:32 |  #1

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Oct 13, 2010 22:38 |  #2

Get more light. All cameras have difficulty focusing in the dark especially when the subjects get farther away.


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Oct 14, 2010 01:46 |  #3

Or get an external flash unit which provides focus assist.




  
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Oct 14, 2010 02:02 |  #4

Which camera are you shooting with (looking at your sig)?


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Oct 14, 2010 06:42 |  #5

In low light with little contrast you might try manual focus.


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Oct 14, 2010 07:04 |  #6

Your options are
1) use manual focus
2) Use a flash with focus assist
3) Use a torch to light your subject to gain focus.


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Oct 14, 2010 07:39 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #7

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Oct 14, 2010 09:26 as a reply to  @ GDane123's post |  #8

I've been experimenting with a little laser pointer for focus assist, and it works great. Just aim the laser at the subject, focus on the red dot and done. Don't use this for portriats, though. The chance of aiming it a someone's eye by accident is way to big...


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Oct 14, 2010 12:01 |  #9

Doesn't the SX10 have an assist beam? Or am I mistaken?




  
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Oct 14, 2010 22:46 as a reply to  @ bsaber's post |  #10

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Oct 14, 2010 23:42 |  #11

GDane123 wrote in post #11099660 (external link)
OMG, I feel kinda stupid right now.. I thought the assist beam was for avoiding red eye so I've had it turned off.

So I tried and yes, it gives me something to focus on. Thanks!

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