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

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8. Getting the Sharpest Photos Possible

Methods to get tack-sharp images in a variety of situations

By now, you should have a solid understanding of focus modes, points, and areas. You’re well on your way to capturing great shots that are in focus and really sharp—but there’s one more piece of the equation to consider. Not only do you need to use the right focus mode and focus area, but we also need to use the right gear and techniques. This chapter covers all those extras that enable you to get the best results in variety of situations from action shots to landscapes.

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Nikon D700 • ISO 200 • 1/250 sec. • f/5.6 • 70–200mm lens

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