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Old September 17th, 2003, 11:14 AM   #1
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anamorphic focusing

Can anyone tell me if an anamorphic adapter completely disables the auto-focus function on mini-DV cams, or does it just make the auto-focus slow and tempermental?
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Old September 18th, 2003, 06:12 AM   #2
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Depending on light levels, contrast and other factors, the adapter my confuse the AF mechanism. This may result in slower times for the focus to lock on the subject or even inaccurate focus. To insure focus accuracy the camera operator may want to disable the AF mechanism.
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Old September 18th, 2003, 09:04 AM   #3
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Thanks, that's what I was wondering. I don't understand how people focus manually, since I don't know of any company that makes an LCD screen with a high enough resolution, even the expensive ones. I was hoping I could get away with flooding the subject with light and letting the autofocus lock on, then putting it in manual so it won't shift on me. Sounds like that would work.
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Old September 18th, 2003, 10:03 AM   #4
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When in doubt, test.

Use a reasonably large monitor attached to your camera for focusing if you don't have a high-res viewfinder.
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