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Using your autofocus SLR system

Peter Lester

Using your autofocus SLR system

by Peter Lester

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Published by Hove-Fountain in Tolworth .
Written in English

  • Single-lens reflex cameras.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementPeter Lester.
    SeriesHove-Fountain photo series
    LC ClassificationsTR261
    The Physical Object
    Pagination142p. :
    Number of Pages142
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22324637M
    ISBN 100863431151

    Yes. I use autofocus or manual focus most of the time. Generally I’ll start out with some form of autofocus, then adjust the modes appropriately based on the type of subject and the scene. I’ll switch to manual focus if autofocus doesn’t “grab” fo. Autofocus (AF) points appear in the viewfinder or LCD screen of most SLR and DSLR cameras, even a few point-and-shoot cameras use what are they? AF points are designed to help you know where your camera is focusing and to let you refine where the camera actually focuses.

    Term: Autofocus (AF) Description: Autofocus (AF) is a focusing system found in modern cameras which can automatically control the optics in a lens to bring a subject into focus. Manual focus, by comparison, is when the photographer controls their lens’ focus by hand, usually turning a focus ring on the lens. Modern autofocus can quickly focus on, and track, the desired subject with the press.   This thread will present the stepwise development of a phase-detect autofocus system, using basic optical concepts and ray diagrams. The intent is to lay a solid foundation for the reader, to understand concepts critical to autofocus optics and operation, at a level which is visual, intuitive and readily understandable.

    The best autofocus DSLR recommendation is the Canon EOS D. The Canon EOS 80D is a DSLR camera for those who are enthusiastic about photography and the success of the EOS 70D. That point is one step above the 70D camera, which only has 19 points of the Auto-focus system.   But if you use some very long lenses, which are wider than f/8 or so, they may not be fast enough (even wide open) for your autofocus system. The same is true if you stop down an older or non-native lens that has only manual aperture control. DSLR Autofocus Fine Tuning. In a DSLR, the light from your subject takes two different paths.

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We’ll look at all the different AF area modes (like Dynamic, Group, 3D, etc), I’ll show you new ways to focus that you may never have been exposed to before, we’ll discuss how the Live View AF system works, we’ll go over every custom setting for autofocus – what to use and why, we’ll look at all the AF controls on your lenses, we.

To autofocus (AF) using the viewfinder, compose the scene, then press and hold the shutter button on your dSLR halfway down. It’s pretty simple. If you like, you can customize the autofocus system to meet your needs or to deal with more difficult situations.

AF points on a dSLR. Using your autofocus SLR system. [Peter Lester] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library.

Create Book: All Authors / Contributors: Peter Lester. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes. In The Nikon Autofocus System, photographer Mike Hagen, author of the bestselling The Nikon Creative Lighting System, takes his deep knowledge of Nikon technology and concentrates on its focus features.

In this book, which covers all current Nikon DSLR models, Hagen fully explains how Nikon autofocus works, including detailed discussions of all /5(). ) Changing AF-Area Modes. To find out how to change the AF-Area Mode on your camera, again, I recommend checking out your camera manual. If you have an entry-level Nikon DSLR, you can select an AF-Area through the “Shooting Menu”, while higher-end Nikon DSLRs have a dedicated switch on the back of the camera.

Moreover, using the central autofocus point — with either a high-end or entry-level SLR — on objects outside of the center of your desired image helps achieve a better focus lock for the.

Canon DSLR: The Ultimate Photographer's Guide is a thorough, in-depth and step-by-step look at how to understand the Canon digital photography system and how to optimize your digital photography workflow from pre capture to output.

Chris Grey shows you how to customize your DSLR according to the genre you are working in. Using your autofocus SLR system book If your camera has a specific AF button on the back of the camera, use it to start your autofocus (the camera is only focusing and not setting exposure or setting off the shutter).

Lenses and systems that allow manual focusing at the same time that your autofocus is on can help, too. Do a little prefocusing manually before you need your. As with viewfinder photography, you can opt for autofocusing or manual focusing a Nikon D during Live View shooting, assuming that your lens supports both.

If you use the kit lens, set the lens switch to A for autofocusing. Follow the steps involved in choosing the autofocus settings and then actually setting focus: Choose the [ ].

DSLRs use phase detection as their primary autofocus capability, while compact cameras use contrast as their sole autofocus capability. Mirrorless cameras can be either (and in some cases, both).

DSLRs — one of the uses of the mirror contained in the traditional DSLR is that it. How does your DSLR Auto Focus Actually Work. Anthony Thurston, 7 years ago We all use the autofocus (AF) systems in our DSLRs on a daily basis, they are one of the most important aspects of our cameras – without them achieving perfect focus would mean a slow manual process.

While I created this Nikon AF tutorial guide for the new, and ultra powerful Nikon Point AutoFocus System (found in the Nikon D, Nikon D and Nikon D5 DSLR cameras), the secrets found within, can easily be applied to any Nikon DSLR camera, from the beginner D3xxx series, D5xxx, D7xxx, D6xx, D, D, D8xx, D4/s and especially the.

Although the focus is happening automatically, you can select the scene or subject of your photo manually if you wish. There are two primary types of autofocus: Active: If the Nikon F4 is using an active autofocus system, it will ignore the optics of the camera as it measures the distance to your subject.

Once the system takes a measurement, it. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. An electronic rangefinder has a display instead of the motor; the adjustment of the optical system has to be done manually until indication.

Autofocus methods are distinguished by their type as being either active, passive or hybrid variants. It was when Minolta revolutionized the world of photography with the release of their first autofocus SLR—the Maxxum Make your best images Become an Outdoor Photographer Member to access this Tips & Techniques Article, plus techniques, inspiration and equipment reviews from the pros.

SLR and DSLR cameras. Older SLR cameras usually use a Passive autofocus system. This involves a tiny computer driven system which focuses the camera by analyzing the image seen through the lens.

In order to work properly the system needs some contrast in the scene. Thanks Spencer but I’m not sure about your contention that ‘you don’t get more depth of field by going with the smaller system’.

according to my usual guru, Thom Hogan, a MFT shooter using a 14mm lens need only set an aperture of f to get the same depth of field as a Full Frame shooter using a (equivalent) 28mm lens at f11, giving two stops more light to play with MFT (see www.

Understanding what is autofocus is a key step towards becoming an advanced photographer, as you can greatly change the look of an image by changing the autofocus setting. Whether you are shooting with an entry-level or professional DSLR, knowing how to use autofocus system effectively is essential to get sharp images.

Passive autofocus, commonly found on single-lens reflex (SLR) autofocus cameras, determines the distance to the subject by computer analysis of the image itself. The camera actually looks at the scene and drives the lens back and forth searching for the best focus. A typical autofocus sensor is a charge-coupled device (CCD) that provides input to algorithms that compute the contrast of the.

This article mostly applies to the 9 point autofocus system of the Canon 60D and the Rebels including the T5i / D and T4i / EOS D (and their predecessors), as well as to the new Canon 6D and its 11 AF points.

The Canon EOS 7D also shares the same Autofocus Modes discussed below, but it adds Autofocus Area Modes to the mix as well as additional Custom Functions affecting the AF system.

I have to say this. I did not understand the autofocus system on my DSLR camera. The result being I always left it on one setting, which was fine (usually), when I pointed my camera at a stationary subject! However, if the situation wasn’t perfect, if the subject was moving, or there was low light.The new EOS 70D is an exciting camera in many ways.

But for me, one of the more interesting features is the autofocus. That’s because every APS-C EOS camera so far (except the 7D and some of the earlier models) uses a nine point autofocus array.Consider the following: When shooting at 85mm set to f/ with a subject to camera distance of 1 meter, you only have around a cm depth of field.

If you use the center AF point in AF-S to set, lock focus, and recompose before capturing the image, it is highly unlikely your razor thin plane of focus will land where you initially locked focus.