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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Why do you focus off-center?


I focus off-centre, because I can.


Jan 07, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Why do you focus off-center?


As I have a somewhat crippled body (5D II) I only use the center focus point ... and then crop/recompose in post production. Besides, stepping back and including more of the scene (instead of trying to frame it very tightly) and doing the cropping in post really helps, as it allows me more time to think about my composition and crops.



Jan 07, 2012 at 12:28 AM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Why do you focus off-center?


jcolwell wrote:
I focus off-centre, because I can.


When I focus off-centre, it's because that's where the action is...
Canon 40D with 85/1.8 MF Nikkor using the optional EF-S focusing screen.....














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Jan 07, 2012 at 12:31 AM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Why do you focus off-center?


jcolwell wrote:
I focus off-centre, because I can.

I focus off-centre whenever I am permitted the honour of visiting appropriate lands. When I am stuck at home, I am forced to focus off-center. As to whether this is an inappropriate land...I dunno, sometimes an intransigent minority seems to suffice for "inappropriations".



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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Why do you focus off-center?


misternikko wrote:
^!!! i HATE my 5D AF.


Ah tink ah heart mah 5D2 AF! Rarely misses and certainly much better than the cameras I owned before it: EOS 630, 10S, Elan , A2 1N, 3, Elan 7E, 10D & 20D. I recall being totally blown away by 5D2 AF compared to the 10D/20D I owned just before it. However I suspect 25 years of using "old skool" AF and having to lock on points of contrast has been helpful.

Of course, it's pretty difficult to mess up landscape focus, even in dim light:







Jan 07, 2012 at 03:43 AM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Why do you focus off-center?


Simply for better composition and frame usage.


Jan 07, 2012 at 01:28 PM
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bobbytan wrote:
As I have a somewhat crippled body (5D II) I only use the center focus point ... and then crop/recompose in post production. Besides, stepping back and including more of the scene (instead of trying to frame it very tightly) and doing the cropping in post really helps, as it allows me more time to think about my composition and crops.


Agreed, several ways to skin that cat. ( no actual animals were injured in this metaphor )



Jan 07, 2012 at 03:33 PM
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