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Old Apr 14, 2010, 7:29 AM   #1
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I've a Olympus SP-590 and one problem with autofocus:
I photograph a landscape through a window with mosquito net, autofocus captures the image of the net, how do I focus the landscape?
In my old Pentax Optio was a "hyperfocal" position for these cases but in the Oly I found nothing.
Many thanks for Your answers.
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 7:47 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to Steve's. The best option is to use manual focus, this is explained on page 34 of the user manual.

If you need an electronic copy you can find it here..... http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/..._Manual_EN.pdf
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 10:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for the information Mark.Yes I have the italian user manual, I will use the focus with manual method.
But..... it's strange that the hyperfocal function it's present in a mid/low-level compact camera and not in the SP-590, a defect for me because it happens to photograph through glass windows.
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You're welcome. I've not had any cameras with the hyperfocal function. It is easier to have a hyperfocal option on a camera with a smaller sensor and wide lens so without knowing the model that might have had something to do with it. However, manual focus should easily fix the issue.
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gipi-

A very quick and easy way to shoot through something with out have the camera focus on the window, is simply to use the Landscape Scene Mode which force the camera into a distant focus.Then the camera will focus where you want it to focus.

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Thanks Sarah, I will do Your suggestion.
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I am glad it worked out for you, gipi-

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