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Old Aug 19, 2003, 9:05 PM   #1
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I find it difficult to be confident while manually focussing because the detail is just not there, even with the magnified focussing box. When I zoom it's a lot better. Can I use the zoom feature to my advantage?
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Old Aug 20, 2003, 11:59 AM   #2
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Just bumping this to the top. Maybe my question wasn't clear. Can you use manual focus in combination with the zoom to get a more accurate focus? If not, any tips for easier focussing in manual mode?
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Old Aug 20, 2003, 1:02 PM   #3
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I guess it would depend on how far away your subject is, but by zooming in then focusing then zooming back out (if I understood your question correctly) would not necessarily keep the best focus. You may still have to make adjustments depenting on the composition. I have found that I have some blurry pics when I get impatient and the camera is not completely through focusing (manual or auto) but will snap the pic anyway.
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Old Aug 20, 2003, 1:57 PM   #4
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So no way to enlarge the zoom of the focus box when manually focussing?
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Old Aug 21, 2003, 10:54 AM   #5
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I don't think there is Joshua.
I find the manual focus on my G3 pretty hard to use accurately. I agree that it would be nice if we could zoom in more on the LCD to get a better idea of the focus but I think that option is only available when reviewing shots that are already taken.
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I guess that's the way to go then--review them after they're taken and try again if they're not as perfect as perfect can be.
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That is the beauty of digital - quick review and knowing what you are getting before you download.
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