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For shots like that just shoot at infinity.
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Originally Posted by LemonSlice View Post
^I think this one looks cooler, more of an eerie effect, but that's my opinion.

Does anyone have advice for night shooting? This was my attempt, but I found it hard to focus. My other shot was way out of focus but I couldn't tell until zooming in heavy on the photo review.

DSC_1236 by LemonSlice762, on Flickr
There are 4 ways of achieving perfect focus at night, besides being really good at eyeballing it:
1 - Use a split-prism focusing screen
2 - Switch to live view and zoom in where you're trying to focus
3 - Focus at the hyperfocal distance
4 - Focus at infinity
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How would I know I'm at infinity? I know turning clockwise looking through the viewfinder is moving to farther objects, but even when pointed at the moon, turning all the way clockwise will even put the moon out of focus. My lens doesn't have markings since autofocus doesn't actually turn the focus ring, which gives me the ability to override AF when I want, but at the loss of markings.

Hyperfocal distance and all that stuff is a bit to complex for me, I've only had this camera for less than 2 weeks .
Edited by LemonSlice - 10/23/10 at 6:01pm
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How would I know I'm at infinity? I know turning clockwise looking through the viewfinder is moving to farther objects, but even when pointed at the moon, turning all the way clockwise will even put the moon out of focus. My lens doesn't have markings since autofocus doesn't actually turn the focus ring, which gives me the ability to override AF when I want, but at the loss of markings.
What lens do you have?
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What lens do you have?
Nikon AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6. Kit lens with the D90.
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135mm f/2L is fun to use.

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^^^ It is, great separation even at long distances.
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Definitely. I also used it for a headshot (which I'll post later) and the bokeh is insanely creamy.

And it looks like the 85mm f/1.2L just got pushed down farther on my list. Been messing around with my Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 and when used right the dream like look (which occurs when shot wide open) looks awesome.
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Nikon AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6. Kit lens with the D90.
Meh, it makes it tough without a distance window or any sort of scale.

But read this. It's a lot of info about one little thing, but if you learn it you'll be the master of manual focusing!
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135mm f/2L is fun to use.
I want a 5DII and 135L again suddenly.
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