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Hello, with half a year of practice on focusing with the X-T1 I keep having this issue: the camera will often focus on the background using zone focus method. I would like it to focus on the nearest occupied point, but to no success. The following picture (resized, not cropped) gives a good example. This happens roughly in the majority of all cases. It seems especially with trees / bushes in the background this is particularly the case. Some information: - I read the manual - I read Rico's book. - AF-S selected - No Pre-AF activated - High Performance in Power Management is turned on - Face detection OFF, especially in the example picture. - I know that single point focus would be much better, however many times I have a group of people like the elder couple and a youngster running in between them. Finally zone focusing would be much easier to use when several people are moving through the frame. Besides, even with single point -> when the size of single point is too big, and the person is half crossing the single point focusing square, many times it will also focus on the background. Now, my questions: - What might I still do wrong? Although many people say you just need to practice more, after several thousand pictures there seems to be no improving on this. - Is zone focusing not suitable to focus on people at all? If your answer will be "It is suitable", please explain how your practice differs from mine. - Any other idea? Because this is getting annoying. Thank you Andy
Has anyone else noticed trouble focusing on people in the foreground since the latest firmware updates? I noticed the camera really seems to prioritise something in the background over the foreground. Sure you can say switch to single point focusing (which I do) but I noticed the camera was much better at finding something in the foreground before the updates. Using Xpro2 with 16mm 1.4 and 35mm 2.0
Hi! Recently I was trying to get an nice sharp overall image while manual focusing at the hyperfocal distance. I have the 18-135 mm lens, the pictures I had taken where all at a focal length of 18mm. The apertures I tried where F16, F11 and F8 so the hyper focal distance should be (according to DOF Master) respectively 1.03, 1,45 and 2,04 meters. The results where pretty sharp!! So it seems to be working! But the distance indicator on the X-T1 is not that accurate (white indicator, not the blue zone) therefore it is almost impossible to set the distance indicator at exactly 1,45 meter as example. I was wondering if you guy's are using these values as well or using different values, resulting in a better sharpness? (I'm aware of the discussions about the representation of the blue DOF zone towards infinity) Greetz, Burb