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Old 07-06-2005, 10:20 PM   #1
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focus issues

i am having a very hard time focusing. it seems the only way i can focus is if i am on the infinite focus or i other words no zoom. i am using a cannon powershot digital camera so if anyone has any advice please help me out.
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:49 PM   #2
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mine has that too. its fine at a distance but for fish it cant focus up close like that. mine doesnt have enough optical zoom, so the digital makes it blurry
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Re: focus issues

Sounds like you are not using your macro or you don't have one. Most digital cameras have a macro now. There are two things you can try, but even as a photographer its hard to tell you what may be the real problem without actually being there.

First: try backing up a good five to six feet from your tank and then push (zoom) in. If you still can't focus on your object (pick something stationary first) then just back up a little more. It should come into focus.
It can be a little difficult to take a photo from that far off but it is very possible and looks great.

Second: look for a macro on your digital camera. Some digital cameras show the macro as a flower icon. On a manual it will be a ring close to the mounting assembly for the lens. When you use a macro lens it allows you to focus on things that are normally too close.

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i am having a very hard time focusing. it seems the only way i can focus is if i am on the infinite focus or i other words no zoom.
When you pull out all the way ("no zoom") your depth of field increases dramatically. Your depth of field is the area that appears in focus through the lens. You ALMOST don't even need to focus if you have pulled out the entire way.

I hope this helps you guys. Try it and let me know what happens.
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Old 07-07-2005, 01:26 AM   #4
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thanks alot about the macro thing i will try it. if that doesnt work i will just un zoom and then use photo shop to crop the image. thanks again
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Sure thing! Tell me if you have any success!
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i had success!! go check out my gallery. i got a few shots of my shark and my ghost knife. i am working on getting shots of my guppies and a good shot of my angel. thanks for all your help
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Nice!! I like the redtail.

Keep playing with your lens and try different things. That's what the professionals do too.
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lol i have been looking for this pic for like months now. sorry but i like it i own all the seasons of family guy and quagmire is my favourite character.
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