`preset my focal length`....????

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    HI

    iīm reading "Understanding exposure by Bryan Peterson" (what a great book) and would like to compose a `story telling`exposure/shot with a fore, middle and backgroung and he talks about īpresetting the focal lengthī... using a wide angle zoom!!! OK, so i turn my lense to ie 2ft but when i push the shutter release button it automattically focuses itself!!! if i put it in manual focus itīs just blurry and when i push the AE-L AF-L button itīs also blurry... HOW DO I PRESET THE FOCAL LENGTH???

    appreciate any feedback, thanks


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    Set the camera to manual - what model is it?

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    • Put your camera on a tripod.
    • Set camera to manual
    • Set aperture, speed, and ISO to desired values (providing those values actually work with your lighting)
    • focus on something at 2ft using the AF
    • turn off auto focus on the lens
    • shoot picture

    method 2
    • Put your camera on a tripod.
    • Set camera to manual
    • Set aperture, speed, and ISO to desired values (providing those values actually work with your lighting)
    • turn off auto focus on the lens
    • manually focus lens ( every lens I know of can be manually focused but I there are probably some that can't be)
    • shoot picture


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    [quote]
    • Put your camera on a tripod.
    • Set camera to manual
    • Set aperture, speed, and ISO to desired values (providing those values actually work with your lighting)
    • focus on something at 2ft using the AF
    • turn off auto focus on the lens
    • shoot picture

    method 2
    • Put your camera on a tripod.
    • Set camera to manual
    • Set aperture, speed, and ISO to desired values (providing those values actually work with your lighting)
    • turn off auto focus on the lens
    • manually focus lens ( every lens I know of can be manually focused but I there are probably some that can't be)
    • shoot picture


    BINGO, thanks for the info charles!!!! why didnīt i think of that (no1)haha. am sticking to manual mode for the time being, as much as possible to get to know the camera etc a bit better but manual focus just doesnīt seem to like me!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks again
    matthew


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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkshireman View Post
    Set the camera to manual - what model is it?
    nikon d90, thanks for the help but i think i got the info i was after!!!!!!!!!!


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    I do this all the time because when I'm in a church shooting into those dark corners I can't always keep the auto focus from doing an infinite search. So I keep pressing the button until I get a focus lock (beep). Once I have a focus lock, I turn off the AF and shoot the picture with my electronic remote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clupica View Post
    I do this all the time because when I'm in a church shooting into those dark corners I can't always keep the auto focus from doing an infinite search. So I keep pressing the button until I get a focus lock (beep). Once I have a focus lock, I turn off the AF and shoot the picture with my electronic remote.

    Charles
    worked a heck of a lot better....problem is my lense now hahaha!!! need more lenses, only joking, but my wide angle is only 50mm!!! will do for now. thanks again


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    Quote Originally Posted by wehttam View Post
    ....problem is my lense now hahaha!!! need more lenses, only joking, but my wide angle is only 50mm!!! will do for now. thanks again
    If you're married you'd better think of some good reasons why you want to spend the money on lenses!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesgj View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wehttam View Post
    ....problem is my lense now hahaha!!! need more lenses, only joking, but my wide angle is only 50mm!!! will do for now. thanks again
    If you're married you'd better think of some good reasons why you want to spend the money on lenses!!
    hahahahaha!!!


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