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Focusing Difficulties Sometimes the camera can't get a good focus on some objects. Whats can I do?

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Re: Focusing Difficulties

1. Typical problem subjects for autofocus 1) Very low-contrast subjects 2) Overlapping nearby and distant objects 3) Very bright subjects in the center 4) Subjects moving very fast 5) Subjects through glass Focus on an object that is at the same distance as the desired subject, apply Focus Lock, and then recompose the picture. Or set the lens focus mode switch to (or), and focus manually. (Manual focus is only possible with cameras providing this feature.) 2. Attempting to take pictures out of the camera's shooting distance: When taking pictures out of the camera's shooting distance, the subject will be out of focus. The shooting distance differs from each camera model. Please check the specifications of your camera in the instruction manual to determine the shooting distance.

Posted on Aug 29, 2005

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When recording a video zoomed in how do you get the camera to focus on the object ?


Focusing is one of the most difficult parts for every digital camera. Special on the end of the moon, and if the lights are low. Every camera needs sharp contrasting backgrounds and no distracting other high contrast objects in the foreground.
Be aware when you soon in to the end of the zoom range, you can't focus on close objects. Minimum focus distance can be a few meters.
It could be you switched to silence the focus noise, what can be bad for focusing.
See what the manual is telling you about zoom and focus:
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Read the manual again, and check what settings would be the best for you while shooting video with a long zoom setting.
Here is the manual:
http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201405/20140522111801989/WB1100F_UM_English.pdf

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Digital camera won't focus


I see your camera has a focus area. If you have a subject with enough contrasting parts in this area, the focusing should work fine.
You must know that not every subject can be focused on as quick or as good as you would like. If there are little contrasting lines in the subject, or when it is getting dark or there are dark and light parts in the focus area, that don't belong together, every camera can have problems to focus correct. Changing the ISO settings won't change anything for the auto focus.
But special when you try to shoot in almost dark places, you camera will have lots of work to focus and in most cases it won't work at all.

You could try to place an object with light and dark lines, on the same distance as the object you want to picture. Then by pressing the shutter half, when focusing on the object with much contrast, you can look if the camera can focus. If it is in focus, keep the shutter pressed half way down, while moving to the object you want to shoot a picture of. Once you have every thing in the frame as you want it, press the shutter complete.

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The camera is having problems focusing. Try focusing on a bright object hold the shutter button half way down to lock the focus then frame your image and press the shutter to take the photo.
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My Nikon p80 has difficulty focusing in low light. Also, the white balance is difficult to control and most low light photos are too yellow.


Seems to be interesting.
For low light focusing problem here is the solution which works with any digital camera.
I have observed that P80 has a slow focusing symptom. If you are in TELE range that is lens out. Then you will be hitting this issue very frequently.
Check if you are not restricting that red light bulb from throwing the light on your subject.This light is to assist the camera to focus.
Try doing this. Illuminate the object with a small/capable torch. Sometimes AF assist lamp is not doing the job.
another solution is focus in small steps. move lens out a little half press the focus/snap button. repeat this till you get the desired frame. This somehow helps camera to focus difficult objects.

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Nikon P80 has good white balance functionality. But if you do not get what you want you need to set the WB manually. Here is the procedure to set white balance manually.
Procedure:
You need to select the preset manual for this procedure. Keep a white colored object with you always. This should be of size of a playing card at minimum.
when you will select the manual white balance preset. it will show you the measure option. Keep your white subject in front of the lens and press measure such that the camera view is filled with that white object's view.
Now you are ready to go. Your Camera will take the pictures just right.

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1. Typical problem subjects for autofocus 1) Very low-contrast subjects 2) Overlapping nearby and distant objects 3) Very bright subjects in the center 4) Subjects moving very fast 5) Subjects through glass Focus on an object that is at the same distance as the desired subject, apply Focus Lock, and then recompose the picture. Or set the lens focus mode switch to (or), and focus manually. (Manual focus is only possible with cameras providing this feature.) 2. Attempting to take pictures out of the camera's shooting distance: When taking pictures out of the camera's shooting distance, the subject will be out of focus. The shooting distance differs from each camera model. Please check the specifications of your camera in the instruction manual to determine the shooting distance.

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