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Old 08-09-2012, 02:29   #1 (permalink)
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Question Auto & Manual Focusing

I'm referring to the Canon EOS Rebel XS/1000D that I'm borrowing from my friend....

So, which lens should i use for shooting for a close up of something small inside of a tree stump cave that i can't physically get close to? My friend also has a telescoping lens along with the regular lens. I'm referring to things that i can't get closer to physically and the images are too far for a clear image shot.

Well, it's not far, per se, in distance....It's where i can't put a camera further inside or position deeper inside.

It would be mighty impossible to physically focus manually in a reaching position or in an awkward position. That's where the auto-focus comes in, but sometimes you need the manual focus...... Damn, i think that's a question for an expert to answer.....
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Re: Auto & Manual Focusing

For these sort of shots you need a macro lens. They come in many focal lengths and the most popular is around 100mm. If you can't get close a longer lens of around 150 or 180mm will be better.

Macro photography is very difficult and needs a very good technique, the correct equipment including a sturdy tripod and maybe a dedicated flash too.
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Re: Auto & Manual Focusing

Hehehehe.... I thought the longer lens if for far out zooming at a distance. Yeah, I know macro is difficult. I've done so much macro over the summer with my Nikon Coolpix S60. Cranked out so many photos.... So many! LOL!
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If you can get a 100mm macro that should do what you want it to do. Manual focus may well be required for doing this on small fungi. Using a higher number eg F11 F16 with flash may give more depth of field (many planes of focus ) and you may "get away" with some autofocus on some.
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