First Day Out with Zone Focussing

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rob MacKillop, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I'll never use AF again! Zone focussing is so much easier. I tried some shots I wouldn't normally be interested in, just to check how the focus worked out. I even did some editing which I wouldn't normally do, such as increasing Clarity in LR6 up to double digits - on only one or two shots - again just to see what I had to work with.

    28mm lens, f/11 - with infinity on 11 that gave me a focus zone of anything beyond four feet. Sometimes I used auto SS, sometimes choose it myself. ISO 800. I could have set things up to be sharper, maybe, at closer distances, but they seem sharp enough. I don't usually like overly-sharp images.

    1.Hand Made (what else would I call it?!)

    hand made.jpg


    2. Cuddles


    cuddles.jpg


    3. Dean Village, Edinburgh


    from doom brig.jpg


    4. The High Street, Edinburgh


    high street.jpg


    5. Not The Tree


    not the tree.jpg


    6. On Dean Bridge - heavily cropped


    on doom brig.jpg


    7. Power Walk


    power walk.jpg


    8. The Doors


    the doors.jpg


    9. Path


    tree path.jpg


    LeicaQ/LR6
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2019
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  2. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    Looks like you've cracked it!
     
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  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Not the lens, I hope! :eek::D

    Well, it's not rocket science, and once the lens is set, you can forget about it and just concentrate on shots. Don't know why I didn't do this before.
     
  4. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Active Member

    No rocket science, no.
    Reading and/or writing about how to do it is far more difficult that actually doing it!
     
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  5. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    Looks like you have got the hang of it. An interesting and varied selection of subjects. The High Street pic is very good.
     
  6. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Cheers, Dave. Appreciated.
     

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