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Discussion in 'Picture gallery' started by Fube, Dec 20, 2007.

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  1. Tech0ps

    Tech0ps Senior Member

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    Are you focusing manually? Always a bitch in the dark. Especially when I can barely see as it is
     
  2. Backalley Abortion Doctor

    Backalley Abortion Doctor Elite Member

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    Yeah, I always focus manually. It's a lot easier than letting the autofocus focus on something completely irrelevant.
     
  3. Scavenger

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  4. Scavenger

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    Use the range finder on the lens, thats what its for.
     
  5. Scavenger

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  6. Tech0ps

    Tech0ps Senior Member

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    It's a good guide but it doesn't mean that with bad eyesight you'll still get it perfect each time. I'm talking personally.
     
  7. Scavenger

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    i have bad eyesite and the range finder is my go to when i can't see, once you learn how it work and get used to it, its the best. in theory you could shoot in pitch black with the finder. but whatever works for you.
     
  8. VAsucks

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    dont really have many entries for the communications battle, and im gonna be busy the next few days, so i figure we should either extend it or pick a new theme maybe.
     
  9. Backalley Abortion Doctor

    Backalley Abortion Doctor Elite Member

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    That's actually fine with me. Mine was fucking garbage.
     
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  10. .A.K.4.7.

    .A.K.4.7. Elite Member

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    BAD buy a manfrotto don't fuck with anything else. Learn from my mistakes!
     
  11. .A.K.4.7.

    .A.K.4.7. Elite Member

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    Single point auto focus.
    Point at the eye of your subject, focus on that.
    Hold the shutter button down and don't let go to compose. Holding it down will keep the focus on the eye even though the focus point is elsewhere while composing.
    Press shutter.
    Boom.

    Manual focus is just too hard on SLR's without focusing split screens like on old manual focus film SLR's.
    You just can't get as accurate manual focus as on rangefinder cameras even in zero light. Even the 'rangefinder' in the D40 is pretend cos its digital and can't see in the dark the way your eye can...
     
  12. Robbie P

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    the worst things do happen
     
  13. Werse

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    Set your camera to single point and use AF-S which means it only focuses once on that button press, so it wont change after you got it.
     
  14. CuCCui

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    Sorry to further articulate what I was attempting to convey.

    I recently purchased a Nikon N50 35mm film camera off of Ebay and got it for $16.00. So, in order to see if the camera was functional I ran a roll of film through it,taking exposures of various lighting situations,to ensure there were no leaks and also just to see what the pictures would look like...Anyways,the clerk gave me the prints for free after I told him what I was doing.But in addition to the prints that were mine,I recieved someone else's prints as well.I was curious if that has ever happened to anyone else.it was like someones 1989 christmas tree decorating party pictures.

    Film is much more difficult than digital,also the anxiety is very annoying.
     
  15. lakim shabazz

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    yoo so is the theme still communication??
     
  16. memphisbleak2133

    memphisbleak2133 Senior Member

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    that top pics looks soo sick
     
  17. Backalley Abortion Doctor

    Backalley Abortion Doctor Elite Member

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    So that's what happened to my pics from 1989
     
  18. zio

    zio Senior Member

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    OR you can always use AF assist beam if the subject is close enough...

    i do manual focusing if im outside on low light situations.
    in my case, i dont have a viewfinder on my point and shoot so i would crank up my ISO or extend my shutter time till i need to take the shot. i think it helps a bit if its really dark.
     
  19. .A.K.4.7.

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    Don't have one of those on my D3s. They are annoying as hell anyway.
     
  20. .A.K.4.7.

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