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    Distance Focusing

    I took some shots last night of the Moon, and while I got some nearly focused, most are way out. How do I get the focusing perfectly crisp. Is it possible to use the Laptop to focus in better. From what I've read it isnt, but they were written a while ago.

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    Use Live View if you have it.

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    Make sure you turn off AF. Focus to infinity or close enough.

    Softness may also be due to leaving IS turned on or having too light a tripod amongst other things. Use a remote or self timer to minimise vibration.

    Cameras with live view will usually support viewing via a laptop.

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    Last edited by peterb666; 01-11-2011 at 8:08pm.
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    Sturdy tripod, IS off, Live View.

    What lens are you using? Anything over 200mm should be ok, but kit lenses will always be a little soft.

    (P.s Post the pictures in the member's section and we'll be able to see what the issue is )
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    . . . and use "Mirror Up".

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    Worked it out with Live View through the Laptop. Cheers for that, new it was simple. Just got a Sigma 70-200 f2.8 EX DG OS and got a couple of nice shots.
    I've added an image in the Member section for you to critique. Be gentle
    Last edited by spides; 02-11-2011 at 7:39pm.

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