Re: ID needed - The Curse of Auto-Focus
- Subject: Re: ID needed - The Curse of Auto-Focus
- From: Cyndikrall@aol.com
- Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 18:17:59 EDT
Feel free to pick on me Ted, you are not the first! LOL. I know the
pic was horrid, but by the time I realized it, the inflo was gone. I got a new
camera for Mothers Day, and I'm still trying to get used to it, with mixed
results, obviously, lol. My old camera was 10 years old and had none of the new
features I have now. Ugh!
A victim! YES, I am a victim of technology!!!
In a message dated 9/12/2008 1:57:39 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
The blurry picture of the bloom is the
result of that idiotic feature of "modern" cameras called "Auto-Focus". Notice
how the far background comes in nice and sharp? In the old days (don't I sound
like a real fogy?) the photographer made a simple adjustment so whatever she
or he wanted to be in focus WAS in focus. Now that little artistic and
scientific task is presumed by some computer chip that don't know nuthin. It
is especially bad when it comes to close-ups. In Cyndi's picture the
overwhelmingly dominant feature she wanted to depict is completely ignored by
Auto-Focus in favor of 2% of the frame that even the most amateur of
picture-takers would know was not where the focus was intended. You'd think
the camera would at least focus on whatever is in the center, target area of
the screen. But no, it looks around for something it fancies and that's what
you get, like it or not. This is not Cyndi's fault. She is the victim.
My digital does this too, and as far as I
can figure it can't be switched off. I guess I'll have to spring for a more
expensive camera in order to NOT get that feature built in. Sheesh.
A little good-natured rant to end the
week. Now back to plants.
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