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Lighting and focusing?

Started Apr 26, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Lighting and focusing?
Apr 26, 2010

The standard is to focus on the eyes. So what eye do you pick? I think I read to pick the closest to the camera. What if the eye farther from the camera has more light? I was doing some testing with an aperture of 1.8.

Should I focus on the eye with more light? Or should I be able to get either one in focus? The eye I focused on was exactly where I focused. So I assumed my lens was good as I microcalibrated it. But then I got thinking the eye I focused on was closest to the light source(but farthest from me).

Except the last photo, I got focus and the light source was on the otherside/eye.

Whats the best way? Does it matter when using a large enough aperture?

I am starting to think that my focus issues all along have been not having enough light on the eyes to get sharp focus. Or was my lens focus actually off?

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