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Old Aug 7, 2005, 2:49 PM   #1
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What setting can I use tofocus on the subject instead of the fence when shooting things like sports. I keep getting a clear picture of the fence and the subject is out of focus and the action does not get close to stopping?:?
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Old Aug 7, 2005, 3:13 PM   #2
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Well... this is where the manualfocus comes in handy, despite all the negative remarks of other ppl,it is a lifesaver in these conditions.

If you don't have a FZ with manual focus you could try spot focusing which has a narrower area and could decide to focus on the action, not the fence. If you are really close to the fence you could try manual mode+largest aperture ( 2.8 ) + some zoom between the chain links. This will throw the fence out of focus and give you a narrower DOF which makes the fence 'dissapear' (or at least be blurred out of existence)in the final photo.


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Old Aug 7, 2005, 4:01 PM   #3
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Thanks

I have a FZ20

Any ideas on lower light action?
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Old Aug 7, 2005, 9:21 PM   #4
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Manual focus is the answer then,get prefocused on where the action will be.



And for low light read this, it is only my opinion though and others may have better Ideas.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=23
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You can focus on something outside the fence the same distance. Push the spring loaded manual focus lever down and it will focus on what you are aimed at. Leave it in manual. You can make fine adjustments with the focus ring, but you will be just about in the right range.
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Ahhh !!! Great tip on the spring-loaded manual focus. I never noticed my FZ-10 would do that! Wow ! These cameras just keep getting better and better !

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