What Is It Wednesday// Week 5

Wow, it’s already the last week of What Is It Wednesday.

As I said last week, we were going to talk about Auto and Manual Focus.

So, on your lens you may see the letters AF and MF.  These stand for Auto Focus and Manual Focus.  When you have it on Auto Focus, the camera will find a subject to focus on automatically.  For some of you, this may be what you have been using because you didn’t even know that you could do it manually.  I was using Auto for about three months until I figured this whole Manual and Auto thingy out:)


Now, on your LCD you can see this as well.  If you select manual focus on your LCD, but have it on Auto focus on the lens, you still have to do it manually. PLEASE do not force the focus ring.  This turns very easily and does not take force.  If you do force it, you can mess a lot up.

I keep mine on AF-A and I can switch back and forth without changing it on my LCD.

On your LCD, you can change a couple things while having it on Auto focus.

Here are a few things that you can do:
~Single Points- for stationary subjects
~Dynamic Area
~3D tracking
~Auto Area- the camera detects subjects and selects focus points.When I am videoing, I always have my focus set to Manual.  On Auto it is always trying to find a new focus point. Then, when you play back the video, all you can hear is the squeaking of the focus.

As you can also see bellow the AF and MF, there are the letters, VR.  This stands for Vibration Reduction.  This is basically to reduce blur from a lot of movement.  This would be a good thing to always have on:)

I hope you enjoyed the five weeks of What Is It Wednesday!

If you have any questions, please comment bellow.
What Is It Wednesday- Week 4

What Is It Wednesday- Week 3

What Is It Wednesday- Week 2

What Is It Wednesday- Week 1


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