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Old Apr 1, 2011, 5:19 PM   #1
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Default Outside group shots help

I have a few family functions coming up. It will be outside, shooting a 50D with a Tamron 17-50. Most I want to shoot candid, so it could be one person, or multiple people. I figure I would shoot AV, but would I use one shot AF, or AI focus? And should I use all focus points, and the camera would decide, I figure if I used single point, more than a few people, some might be out of focus?

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Old Apr 1, 2011, 6:33 PM   #2
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Outdoors, you should have plenty of light, and since you want to get as many people in focus as possible, set your aperture to f/8 or smaller, for good DOF. Your autofocus system, whether you use single or multiple points, is only going to focus at one position anyway, so I tend to use single center point, in order to be able to choose where it will focus.

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