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Old Jul 16, 2014, 10:24 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I've being doing a lot of macro lately, bugs, spiders, flies, etc. and the problem I always have is knowing if I'm in focus. Often an image appears to be in focus, and later when blow up on my computer screen it's slightly blurry. Is there a way that I can know if my picture will be in focus?
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:02 PM   #2
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If you are using manual focus, with the EVF, the diopter setting, if your camera has it, could need adjusting. You need to adjust it so the information in the VF window is as sharp as can be.
Other possibilities are camera movement, and the auto focus system not focusing on exactly what you want. The DOF is very shallow in macro shots, so even a slight back or front focus can make the picture look off.

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Old Jul 17, 2014, 7:11 AM   #3
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Because the electronic viewfinder doesn't have the resolution that the image sensor has, the camera has a better idea of what's in focus than you do. Thus, you should rely on the camera's contrast detection autofocus system instead of trying to focus manually.

BTW, camera movement wouldn't result in an out-of-focus image as much as a smeared image, with the smear in the direction of the movement.
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Old Jul 18, 2014, 10:08 PM   #4
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Hi,
Yes, I think it's a combination of things. The EVF adjustment is very easily knocked out of focus, and although I put an elastic around it, it still moves, or maybe my eyes change. I had forgotten that the manual focus shows a zoom window, which may help. But I fear that you may be right ...... I need a tripod for small insects. Movement is probably the biggest problem.
Thanks for your help.
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Old Jul 19, 2014, 11:27 PM   #5
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G'day mate

You are asking the same sort of Q under several headings - I have chosen to give you a big answer under your " Raynox for FZ150" post

Hope this helps a bit
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