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A Photographer’s Guide to Focus and Autofocus: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Alan Hess

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6. Common Autofocus Issues and How to Fix Them

Solutions for getting the autofocus to work in difficult situations

The autofocus ability of DLSRs is outstanding and camera manufacturers are improving on it with every new camera generation. But outstanding isn’t the same as perfect. Autofocus can have issues, and in some situations be more frustrating than helpful. When out making photographs in difficult circumstances, however, you can avoid the headaches and help the autofocus do its job by following a few simple practices. This chapter covers how to deal with low-contrast scenes and shooting in low light, along with how to increase the odds that the autofocus will work properly when shooting through fences and glass. You’ll also learn about ...

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