Close up focus on one thing

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    • #37673
      Avatarjmdjmd
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      I have a canon DC230. I am shooting close up. When I focus on the fabric/thread the focus is ok. But when my hand comes into the shot the focus goes onto the hand and the fabric/thread goes out of focus. I have set the zoom rate the lowest but it still happens. Any ideas how I can get the all shots/film to stay in focus? It is the fabric/thread primarily I want to focus on not the hand.

      Janet

    • #166988
      AvatarCoreece
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      Unfortunately, your camera appears to have only an automatic focus….in order to control the focus for close-up shots like this you’ll need to have a cameara with manual focus.

      A camera with macro focus capabilities would also be helpful.

      The only thing I could suggest is backing up the camera in order to obtain a wider shot…this should allow for thewhole frame to be in focus….

      Once you’re done recording the wide-shot, it’s possible to use an editing application to zoom in until you’ve reached your desired shot composition.

      Keep in mind that zooming video within an editing application tends to cause a reduction in quality but it’s not very noticeable untill zooming more than 20-25 percent…if necessary, you could add a sharpen effect to offset this reduction in quality.

      This is not the ideal solution, but it may be your only option short of getting a different camera.

      Good Luck

    • #166989
      AvatarGrinner Hester
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      go to manual.

    • #166990
      AvatarCoreece
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      I looked at the specs and it didn’t seem to have manual focus.

    • #166991
      Avatarjmdjmd
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      Thanks Grinner, had of course read the manual. It would be great if manuals had all the answers because there would be no need for a forum like this for all the other 101 things no mentioned in manuals that actually work. πŸ™‚

      Thanks Coreece. πŸ™‚

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