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    After the storm

    We've just had a violent thunder storm here. This is the retreating storm cloud lit by the setting sun.
    I'm not sure about the focus. How do you focus on a cloud in low light?
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    Re: After the storm

    Set the focus manually to infinity.

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    Re: After the storm

    yep, focus isn't great, but would be a handy image to keep if you ever play with photoshop and composite images.

    as for focussing, in low light and had to attain autofocus situations, I use a tripod, bang on live view and use the live view zoom to help manual focus. some cameras have manual focus peaking in live view, I've been known to use this lately in some landscape photography

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    Re: After the storm

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris788 View Post
    yep, focus isn't great, but would be a handy image to keep if you ever play with photoshop and composite images.

    as for focussing, in low light and had to attain autofocus situations, I use a tripod, bang on live view and use the live view zoom to help manual focus. some cameras have manual focus peaking in live view, I've been known to use this lately in some landscape photography
    Couldn't agree more! Zoom in using live view on a tripod and manually focus, it will be pin sharp!

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    Re: After the storm

    Quote Originally Posted by Nate_Patterson View Post
    Couldn't agree more! Zoom in using live view on a tripod and manually focus, it will be pin sharp!
    Still can be a problem in really low light. I’ve marked the infinity position on my lenses with white dots so I can just align the dots for distant shots of aurora and clouds. It pays to check that position in good light as I’ve found that on most of my lenses infinity does not coincide with the end of the focus thread.

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    Re: After the storm

    Thanks for all the tips. Rest assured you time is not wasted.

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