Hello - any help will be appreciated.
I'm a semi-professional -- one with a good eye but hardly any technical savy. All my images are out of focus. I try auto everything and manual focus. Doesn't matter what the conditions, I just can't get anything to focus. It's always so bad, I can't even get them to look good using Photoshop Elements. I've had several "smart" friends try to figure it out and no one can. they all say get rid of it and buy a "good" camera. I can't afford to replace this -- but am very frustrated.
I do remember my camera dropping once. Can't recall if that's when everything went out of focus though. Is this possibly something that can be fixed? and if so, where do I go? help
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I'm not totally sure of your question or concern but let me attempt to show some light on what it is I think you are asking. The Canon PowerShot S51S is a huge step up from a pocket point and shooter, this is a very powerful camera with features that would make some Pro camera whimper. So to the problem I think you are having. The camera is fitted with an optical viewfinder but the image you are seeing isn't "Through the lens" in fact it's a digital image of what the camera sees and therefore will not appear clear to your eye. The image will look a little grainy and slightly out of focus. If the in focus indicator is showing your image is focused then take the picture as long as the focus indicator light is on then the picture will be in focus. The problem you are experiencing is compounded if you wear glasses. This is one place where you need technology to rule. I know what you are feeling believe me because I still have problems with a digital viewfinders. Right now I use seven different cameras one of them has the digital viewfinder and it just make me stop and think then rely on the in focus indicator. Hope this was a help but as long as the camera is functioning properly you have no concerns. By the way you have chosen a great camera for creative photography. Happy Holidays from Robert in Canada
Do you mean the viewfinder or the lcd-screen?
The Nikon D80 does not have a 'live-view' mode to watch the picture you're about to take on the LCD-screen. It's a semi-professional camera not to be used like a standard 'point-and-shoot' digital camera.
If it is the viewfinder that's out of focus, try adjusting the dial to the right of the viewfinder. It might also be that your internal mirror doesn't get powered (in this case you're unable to see the focus areas). In the last case you will have to get the camera serviced by Nikon.
You may want to consider fine tuning the lenses. I understand that you want the shallow depth of field, but the lens is sharpest at the middle f stops. What is the comparison between a stationary object like an apple or grape (something with a circular shape). I understand you have a higher shutter speed, but the small movements of a person could cause variances in a single focus mode. Are you using the half-shutter press for focus or the AF-E button? Tripod? Remote shutter release?
I asked about the distance relative to the lens length because the DOF can really change based on this. I have found this recently with my macro work so I wanted to find out if you have experimented with this or fired a bunch of shots at a single setup.
At the bottom of the eye piece there is a little slider than you can move up and down to adjust the focus. That should fix your problem if not then you are not looking into the eye piece close enough make sure your eye is pressed up against the little rubber pad and then adjust the focus.
Your DSC-F88 has problem with CCD Imager and needs to be replaced. Good news is Sony will replace it free of cost. Click Sony Official website to get further instructions. Hope this info will helpful for you.
Use the diopter adjustment to refocus the viewfinder to your eye.
Point the camera at a sign or something with writing on and half press the shutter button to focus then move the little adjuster at the top right of the viewfinder until the image in the veiwfinder is in focus
the picture is blurry due to lack of focus in the lens.
Im using a fish eye lens. my f\stop is 6.3 shutter is 30.
Im trying to due a virtual tour of my kitchen so its a big picture that i want all in focus. i have tried different settings on my camera but i think im making it worse.
Your diopter may not be adjusted ( adjustment for sharpness of image in viewfinder on the side of the eye-piece ) so set that first and then try again. If this is correct then your camera is focusing accurately ( on the sensor ) but only the image in viewfinder looks unsharp.
IMHO ---- A lot depends on the lighting available for shot, outdoor and bright is best. Use AP setting (dial on top), Aperture Priority, and set desired F number (using thumb wheel, top right edge) as high an F as you dare, taking speed used into account, by watching it change in viewfinder (do not want a shaky slow speed!). The depth of field, hopefully with higher F, will be deep enough to catch back and front rows, in focus. A half press on shutter should trigger auto focus and give chance to preview in viewfinder. Good luck hope the weather behaves. Less light = less flexibility.....