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Old 27-04-2009, 14:09   #1 (permalink)
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Focusing with multiple subjects

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I'll jump straight into it and ask how do you focus when there's more than 1 person in the frame? Set the camera's AF point to auto selection and hope 4 af points will land on the 4 faces? set it to manual pick the middle and forget the rest? deeper depth of field?
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Re: Focusing with multiple subjects

I'd focus on the person you judge to be in the middle of the group in terms of range from the camera, then ensure you have sufficient depth of field to get them all in focus. Don't forget that the DoF extends further 'past' the point of focus than in front, and the longer the focal length of the lens, the smaller the Dof will be.
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