(A Weekly Top Shot entry)
Most of you will probably find this post repetitive (please humor me and read on) since I'm still experimenting with aperture priority. But now I've added something new...using the back focus button.
I'm reading Scott Kelby's The Digital Photography Book - Part 4 and fast-forwarded to the focus section since I've been really unhappy with some of the 'soft' images I've been getting. Eureka! Enter the back focus button. A great idea until I learned that my Nikon does not have a dedicated back focus button. No problem...just reassign the AE-L/AF-L button to do the job. I'm not using that button anyway. I think I'm seeing a difference. Instead of using the shutter release to focus, which may result in unnecessary camera shake, I can now concentrate on using that button just to shoot. As far as success, only time will tell but, in the meantime, I got out there during the week and put this discovery to the test while getting some aperture mode practice.
|Using the back focus button to focus on nokiN;|
I mean Nikon.
I spent some time in the cemetery of an historic church (I have a feeling the pastor thinks I have family there since I was there 3 times in a week) and took a number of photos of the iron fences surrounding the property and grave sites. I'm happy with the dof, I'm happy with the focus (most of the time), and I've noticed I have to do less straightening of the finished product.
|Using the back focus button to focus on my eye...could be better.|
And now to the cemetery...
S/S 1/60 f 5.6 92mm
S/S 1/60 f4.8 46mm
S/S 1/125 f4.8 46mm
S/S 1/100 f5 55mm
S/S 1/30 f3.5 85mm
S/S 1/125 f5 55mm
(Daryl...thanks for the iron work inspiration!)