A6000 - losing touch

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sean lancaster
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Re: A6000 - losing touch
In reply to tomhongkong, 10 months ago

tomhongkong wrote:

Many polls have shown that the favored method of focusing with experienced photogs is focus and recompose, using the centre spot focus. It is much quicker than fiddling with focus points and ensures that you focus on what you want to. Before someone leaps in and talks about the theoretical inaccuracy of the technique, any focus errors fall well within normal DOF or AF accuracy

The only justification for using focus other than centre spot is for something like BIF where the subject is too difficult to focus on.

The obsession with multiple focus points, and moving the focus point around is a poor workaround in most cases

tom

I prefer focus and recompose. I shoot a full frame Canon 6D often at f/1.4 (and I've shot f/1.2). I don't have a problem with center focus and recompose using an OVF and never complain about this method. It works. This is really my only viable quick option. However, my NEX 5N has a touch screen. I don't have to recompose and I can touch right where I want the focus point instantly and get it. It's at least as quick as focus and recompose and often quicker. I can't see why people would rally against this if there was an option to turn it off permanently. Many of us want it. I want it on the highest end cameras I can afford.

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