Thread: How to get a group all in focus
05-18-2010, 03:32 PM #1
How to get a group all in focus
I have noticed that I have a problem getting a groups faces in focus usually its just a group of say 6 and the outside two on each end are not sharp. Any pointers on how to do a better job of getting focus?
05-18-2010, 03:43 PM #2
05-18-2010, 04:55 PM #3
05-18-2010, 05:57 PM #4
I took a good look at the large version on Flickr, and honestly they all look acceptably sharp to me....however I do need new glasses so perhaps someone else will chime in.
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I might close down a stop or two, those kit lenses are not that sharp as you open up. Also, was this your 18-55 maxed out, or the 55-200 on minimum? These lenses also are not as good pushed so you would be better off using the middle of the zoom range. Try the same shot with the 55-200 at about 100mm an f8 and see what happens.
05-18-2010, 06:00 PM #6
05-18-2010, 06:03 PM #7
So for groups I need F8 or larger to get all in focus I guess that would make sense. I love wide open though but for groups i really doesnt make sense. Thanks for helping me think through this.
Susan, that picture was pretty sharp look at the other one I put on.
05-18-2010, 06:09 PM #8
I see what you mean in the second one. Without knowing your EXIF I can't say definitely but it could be that you shot too open - either that or the man on the far right moved and you got a bit of motion blur.
05-18-2010, 06:10 PM #9
So should I just learn to shoot at the F8 recommended by Flea? will that get everyone in focus?
05-18-2010, 06:24 PM #10