How to Use Nikon D800's Manual Focus


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Using manual focus

While I rely heavily on Autofocus most of the time, there are still occasions when I switch my camera over to Manual Focus. For moving situations, Manual Focus is sometimes faster than Autofocus for the simple reason that as good as your autofocus system is, you are still smarter than it is. If you are in a situation where a moving object is traveling in a very predictable way, then you might be able to track focus manually very smoothly as you wait for the precise moment that you want to shoot. Your autofocus system may rack in and out of focus as it looks for the point.

Manual Focus is also useful for times when Autofocus doesn't lock, either because your subject lacks contrast or because there is not enough light in the scene to focus. Of course, if there is not enough light for your camera to focus, then there may not be enough for you to see either, but that's still worth a try. Finally, I sometimes use Autofocus and Manual Focus in combination. If I'm shooting the same ...

Using manual focus
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Using manual focus provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Nikon D800

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