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  Re: [Aroid-l] ID needed - The Curse of Auto-Focus
From: ted.held at us.henkel.com on 2008.09.12 at 17:17:45(18513)

The blurry picture of the bloom is theresult of that idiotic feature of "modern" cameras called "Auto-Focus".Notice how the far background comes in nice and sharp? In the old days(don't I sound like a real fogy?) the photographer made a simple adjustmentso whatever she or he wanted to be in focus WAS in focus. Now that littleartistic and scientific task is presumed by some computer chip that don'tknow nuthin. It is especially bad when it comes to close-ups. InCyndi's picture the overwhelmingly dominant feature she wanted to depictis completely ignored by Auto-Focus in favor of 2% of the frame that eventhe most amateur of picture-takers would know was not where the focus wasintended. You'd think the camera would at least focus on whatever is inthe center, target area of the screen. But no, it looks around for somethingit fancies and that's what you get, like it or not. This is not Cyndi'sfault. She is the victim.

My digital does this too, and as faras I can figure it can't be switched off. I guess I'll have to spring fora more expensive camera in order to NOT get that feature built in. Sheesh.

A little good-natured rant to end theweek. Now back to plants.




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