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Old 03-14-2013, 04:57 PM
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Quote from y2nicco View Post :
Any tips for someone new to manual focus lenses?
If you are shooting people, learn about hyperfocal distance [dofmaster.com]. Basically, if you shoot in the f/4 or f/5.6 range, you can set the focus to 10ft from you and get most pictures in focus as long as your subjects are 5 to 15ft away. So, you dont need perfect focus every time, just good enough. If you are shooting portraits at f/1.4 or f/1.8, you'll be shooting someone stationary...in which case, you can use live view to focus.