Focus points - who cares? (honest question)

Started Sep 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
tom sugnet Veteran Member • Posts: 3,342
Re: Focus points - who cares? (honest question)

Why focus-recompose sucks:

'when shooting portraits at close range with wide apertures and the resulting narrow depth-of-field, it can really cause problems. If you focus-recompose in such conditions and get consistently back-focused shots, your camera's autofocus calibration is probably just fine. It's your bad technique that most likely the real culprit.

It is far better to use a less sensitive/less accurate autofocus sensor on the edge of the frame that will at least attempt to set the correct focus distance than to use the more accurate center sensor that is guaranteed to focus behind where you intended.'

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