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 Post subject: Motorcycle wheeling
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 4:31 pm 
I taking this photo at the weekend and used the preset sports mode, and its focus is with the background and not the motorcycle, what could of I done to help with this for next time?

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Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture: f/5.0
Focal Length: 100 mm
ISO Speed: 160
Exposure Bias: 0 EV

For more info: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fazeruk/4638832373/meta/


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 5:17 pm 
What were your autofocus settings?

Does being in an auto mode even allow you to change your autofocus settings?


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 7:27 pm 
It was on AL SERVO, and you could not change that anyway, it was also fitted with the EF-S 55-250mm Lens


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 8:26 pm 
Change the focus to the * button, your manual will tell you how. This way you can use AI Servo and keep your thumb on the * button while operating the shutter with your index finger. It will take a bit to get used to having the focus on the * button but once you get used to it you will never go back to half press focus. Also use center focus point and keep it on the subject, the 55-250 is not a fast focusing lens but it should do alright with some practice.


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:04 pm 
To the left of the * button there is a button called AF on, does this do what you surggested?


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:39 pm 
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Yeah, that is an option on the higher-than-entry-level Canons :) It's called "Back-button focusing" in case you're curious, and it gets hard to go back to "normal" focusing methods once you get used to it.

Seriously though, set yourself on Tv, dial in to 1/1000 and set ISO to Auto and then use ONE of the focus points that gets you the best composition... For this kind of stuff you need to be in control of where the camera focuses, and not be left to let the camera decide what it thinks is important. Having the camera take care of ISO and Aperture for you is pretty much a no-brainer type setup that lets you focus on what you want to shoot and that way you're not fighting with the camera.

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