OT (sort of) : Getting sharp focus on subject middle distance away

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Desert_B, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Desert_B

    Desert_B Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 8, 2013
    Minnesota, U.S.A.
    Is it the case that a camera (be it a DSLR or a m4/3) tends to get sharper focus on objects within fairly close range compared to objects that are a bit farther away, say 5 yards/meters? Given that other parameters are equal (lighting, shutter speed, aperture, focusing method).

    This is something I've been noticing with my G5+Oly45.1.8 as well as my Rebel XSi+Tamron28-75/2.8. It seems difficult to get really sharp results when photographing a person who's a bit farther away. Not a moving person or anything like that.
  2. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Opposite for me - further away the better!
  3. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
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    Andrew Lossing
    Try pinpoint AF (or equivalent)?
  4. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
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    The only thing I can think why this is happening is if your shutter speed is low, sufficient for short FL but probably not enough for longer FL.

    You may want to test your setup mounted on a tripod to eliminate shutter speed differences and see if you get the same result.:)

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