How Many of You Actually Make Priints From Your High Res Camera??

Started Mar 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
Sal Baker Veteran Member • Posts: 9,945
Re: Glad to see you admit it

Bob Howland wrote:

There is an analogy in the autofocus vs manual focus debate in videography. Invariably, the manual focus advocates tightly control what is being shot, where and when. Documentary photographers/videographers sometimes don't have that luxury.

I know and work with many documentary videographers (quite different than still photographers) and autofocus is never used because they want tight control over the point of interest in the frame. AF is not a luxury, it's a limitation. Only the videographer knows that in a 2-shot that focus will shift from one person to the other based on the content of the scene. The computer in the camera doesn't follow dialogue or know what's needed to support the subject matter..

Plus, manual focus is easy for experienced shooters who have the proper video monitoring. This is the weakness of DSLRs, they need additional monitoring gear to be competitive with dedicated video cameras.


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