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Old July 17th, 2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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Couldnít find this is on site. What is the best way to make sure you are in focus on subject. With HD the LCD doesnít show true focus. I use mostly auto focus but, realize that if subject is not in center of frame, I will get out a of focus or soft looking subject.

What can I do to make insure Iím in focus on subject?


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Old July 17th, 2009, 12:55 PM   #2
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If your comfortable with auto focus, I'd suggest putting the FX7/V1 in manual focus, center on your subject and push the auto focus botton (under the exposure dial). Then you can compose you shot.
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Old July 17th, 2009, 01:08 PM   #3
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Old July 17th, 2009, 03:20 PM   #4
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Use the PEAKING function in conjunction with EXPANDED FOCUS. Pages 35, 65-66 of FX7 manual; 33, 70-71 of V1 manual.
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Old July 17th, 2009, 07:26 PM   #5
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I always keep a pair of reading glasses in the camera case. Then, manual focus with occasional momentary auto-focus. Peaking is assigned to a button, and is almost always on.

It's easy to get caught out on this issue with HDV camcorders.
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Old July 18th, 2009, 03:43 AM   #6
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Its rare AF lets me down, i cant keep up with any fast moving objects on manual there are times when manual is the better option but rare for me.The same aplies to my little canon.
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