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Old Jun 10, 2004, 4:39 PM   #1
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How does auto focus actually work???
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Old Jun 10, 2004, 5:47 PM   #2
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There are actually several methods, but most consumer digital cameras use a contrast detection method as described at:
http://www.howstuffworks.com/autofocus3.htm

You can go through the table of contents there to find other methods of autofocusing.
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Old Jun 11, 2004, 9:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply, forgot about that website.
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