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Old Feb 5, 2011, 3:09 PM   #1
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Hi, Just looking for a bit of advice here.
I have been trying to use hyperfocal distance but for some reason my photos seem to be OOF as here.


I focus on a point about 1/3rd into the scene put the camera to manual focus then composed the photo but as you can see it looks slightly OOF.
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Old Feb 5, 2011, 4:05 PM   #2
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It's hard to tell what the problem is from looking at a reduced version of the image, but since you're using a long shutter speed, it's possible that the blur is a result of camera shake. Were you using a good tripod? ... with the self-timer? It seems that all portions of your scene are equaly soft, which leads me to believe that the blur isn't from focus.

The hyperfocal distance is only really useful when part of the scene is at infinity, and clearly, no part of your scene is nearly that far away.
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Hi, Thanks for the reply, I use a Benbo tripod & a cable release. Maybe you are correct as the water water was fast flowing and I was in the middle.
Need to return and try again.
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Maybe you are correct as the water water was fast flowing and I was in the middle.
Just checking. The tripod was standing in the rushing water? That would certainly cause camera shake.
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