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#1 warner brown

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 05:16 PM

Hey guys, so I recently test shot two things, one indoor in low light, and one outdoor at night on a lit street with night settings I found somewhere (I'm not sure if they were the correct settings) I've also tried it in true color settings.

To get anything in focus, a person or a lamp post, I have to zoom right into an extreme close-up.

Are there good night settings any of you know of, so my wide shots can be focused in dark situations?
Thanks for any help!
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:20 AM

excuse me, I am somewhat of a newbie to the hd100
But has anyone else had this issue?
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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 12:23 AM

You normally want to zoom in to find focus in any situation. . . If it's too dark @ night, well then you either need to put more light, or like you do, focus on a light/lit area approximately where you're filming, or turn up the gain to find focus, then turn it off again.
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#4 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 03:56 AM

Zooming in to find focus points and then zooming out to the correct framing is pretty standard practise. The alternative is to use the focus marks on the zoom with a tape measure, although you'd have to check the accuracy of the distance markings and the scale isn't that great anyway.

Also, make sure that the back focus on the zoom lens is correctly set up.
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 02:02 PM

Zooming in to find focus points and then zooming out to the correct framing is pretty standard practise. The alternative is to use the focus marks on the zoom with a tape measure, although you'd have to check the accuracy of the distance markings and the scale isn't that great anyway.

Also, make sure that the back focus on the zoom lens is correctly set up.


Thanks Brian, it was just the back focus ring that needed to be adjusted.
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