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Old Jun 27, 2003, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Manual focusing on a c-4000

Is this pretty much useless? Even with the center of the image zoomed in on the LCD I can't tell if I got a good focus, because the resolution isn't high enough to give me a clear enough of a image that I can tell if I have the focus set correctly. Even if I adjust the focus up or down a little ways the image doesn't seem to change all that much.

Is there any trick to this? or do you just have to try and error?
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Old Jun 28, 2003, 12:48 AM   #2
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I tried it...didn't seem very user friendly...not sure there's any trick except to go back and forth on the subject until it seems maximally focused...not very useful on a moving target!

Seemed to help a bit on some macro shots where the auto focus was struggling to focus on what I wanted.

I usually just use the autofocus on spot mode.

I love digital photography but sure miss the old manual focus SLR's.
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Old Jun 28, 2003, 1:07 PM   #3
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I love digital photography but sure miss the old manual focus SLR's.
You could always spend a few thousand on a dSLR!
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Old Jun 28, 2003, 3:11 PM   #4
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I've used the manual focus on my C3020 with some success for low light situations. I relied on the distance scale and set the focus 'open-loop' rather than trying to visually focus using the LCD. Since the shots were at relatively close range, my guess at the lens-subject distance wasn't too far off and I got acceptably focused shots.
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Old Jun 29, 2003, 12:50 AM   #5
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You could always spend a few thousand on a dSLR!
Heh, heh...why did I know somebody'd suggest that. :lol:

I really wouldn't mind spending that much on a camera if my talent justified it. :roll:
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Heh, heh...why did I know somebody'd suggest that. :lol:
Well, I didn't want to let you down.
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