How do I focus properly manually?

Started Oct 20, 2012 | Questions thread
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Pascal Parvex
Pascal Parvex Regular Member • Posts: 205
How do I focus properly manually?
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I have a 5D Mark I and a Rebel XT with three lenses (24mm 1.4L, 50mm 1.2L and 135mm 2.0L). I have been shooting with autofocus, but recently, when I shot a casting for a film, in about a fifth of the pictures, the focus was off. It was indoors. I have tried to focus manually before, but often what looks sharp in the viewfinder is not in the final result. Any hints?

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