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Old May 16, 2012, 11:57 PM   #1
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Blew the cobwebs off the camera this morning and snapped a few quick shots of Bella.



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Wow Robert, is that the same Bella? Your baby girl doesn't look like a baby anymore.

Sorry to say, she's grown into a little girl now.

The eye's in the second shot are great.

Did you get in trouble when Nana woke up and saw that Bella was eating candy so early in the morning?
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Old May 17, 2012, 1:29 AM   #3
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Wow Robert, is that the same Bella? Your baby girl doesn't look like a baby anymore.

Sorry to say, she's grown into a little girl now.

The eye's in the second shot are great.

Did you get in trouble when Nana woke up and saw that Bella was eating candy so early in the morning?
Mike, you know how these grandkids are..don't blink, or they'll be grown.

I didn't get in trouble because my wife got to sleep in while I entertained the munchkin..
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Mike, I used the sal 50 1.4 on these, and find that getting the focus right is a challenge. I wasted a few shots by focussing, then re-composing the shot, while the af mode was set to af-c. Bummer. Next time...
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grand kids are great and yes dont they shoot up
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The 50 /1.4 is a fun lens to shoot with especially in the low light conditions you were in.

Yeah, single AF mode would have made things much easier.

Do you use the center focus point only?

I don't know if this will be of any help to you but over 90% of the time I use the "local" AF area option. I compose my shot then move the AF point to be on the eyes (or as close to it as possible), then you don't have to move the camera as much to re-compose the shot.

1.4 keeps things really narrow and the less you have to move for composition the better the odds for keepers.

I usually use center area is for moving objects or in really low light with my cameras where the AF assist light only works with the center focus sensor.
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What I do is use a cf and split the focus and exposure so I focus recompose then shoot.
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The 50 /1.4 is a fun lens to shoot with especially in the low light conditions you were in.

Yes, the lens is fun and its sharp, too, if you can nail the focus.

Yeah, single AF mode would have made things much easier.

As I found out after discovering I had the mode set to AF-C

Do you use the center focus point only?

I always use center point only. I can't tell you why, except that maybe I'm a creature of habit.

I don't know if this will be of any help to you but over 90% of the time I use the "local" AF area option. I compose my shot then move the AF point to be on the eyes (or as close to it as possible), then you don't have to move the camera as much to re-compose the shot.

I normally have good luck using AF-S and locking the focus on the eyes, then shifting to re compose. Not 100%, but close.

1.4 keeps things really narrow and the less you have to move for composition the better the odds for keepers.

Yes indeed!

I usually use center area is for moving objects or in really low light with my cameras where the AF assist light only works with the center focus sensor.
Thanks for your usual knowledgeable input!
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What I do is use a cf and split the focus and exposure so I focus recompose then shoot.
To mis-quote the most interesting man in the world: I don't always split the focus, but when I do, I try not to use continuous focus.
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i really only use this when the lighting isnt steady and the subject is static as i can compose then worry about the lighting if that makes sense
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