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There are two situations being covered in that explanation, which is probably part of what is causing the confusion. Prefocusing simply means that you set the focus before you actually take the photo. This can be useful for a number of reasons, including needing faster shutter response (the photo takes quicker after you press the shutter) or needing to ...


This is called focus and recompose. Note the position of the focus point in the bottom left picture - it is between the two people. If you tried to focus there, the camera would focus on the background, throwing the subjects out of focus. So you focus on one subject, then recompose so both subjects are now in the frame. You only have to do this in similar ...


1/90th of a second is the limit of the cameras shutter speed with out electronic assistance. On your shutter dial you should see it listed as "M90", the "M" standing for mechanical. My first course of action would be ensure that you're using a fresh battery, then check the battery connections is free from corrosion. If the problem persists, it might mean ...


Perhaps some technically brilliant photographers could make images with 35mm film to rival those of todays 16.7+ Mp cameras. That is hardly relevant. Most people will get better images overall with any digital camera of 4Mp or more, than they could ever get with film. Heck ... most people get better photos from the tiny sensors on their smartphones than ...

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