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Old December 29 2011, 07:55 AM   #155
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Re: Fan Filmmaker's Primer

Maurice Navidad wrote: View Post
^^^You never want to use an autofocus mode on a camera anyway!
Absolutely correct! Autofocus will always (well, maybe not "always" but far too often) focus on the wrong spot. It happens with both still and video cameras. Last year I had my camera at a little league baseball game and my camera was on "auto". On way too many shots, the camera focused on the back of someone's head who was standing between me and the action or some other object that got between me and the action. Also "rack focus" where you change the focal point from, say, Lt. Uhura at the back of the bridge to Captain Kirk in the center seat, simply isn't possible with auto.
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