autofocus

Mirrorless Camera Maniac: Focus Peaking

I started photography with a K1000 camera which required manual focus and had a cat’s eye style focusing screen. It was very apparent when I was focused at the wrong

Spectators watch the Aeroshell airobatic team at Atlanta's Peachtree DeKalb airport. Photo by Kevin Ames

Take Control with Back Button Focusing

By default, pressing the shutter button down half way activates the autofocus feature. It’s handy, quick and can lead to some compositional issues. Center of the frame syndrome The autofocus

How to Use Manual Focus Lenses

My first digital camera was a Nikon D90, and, as with the other 23 changeable lens cameras I’ve owned since, it was intended for autofocus. You’re just supposed to put

Autofocus Essentials with Canon DSLRs

I put together a short tutorial to help Canon users get the most out of using Autofocus on their DSLR cameras. The autofocus controls are often faster and achieve more

Choose the Focus for Sharp Pictures

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8, f/5.6, 1/160s, ISO 400. You need to change two things in your camera. First, set your camera so that there is one autofocus square lighting up