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How did photography work before auto-focus was invented?

Having just spent some time reading questions about auto-focus, I came up with a question of my own: How did cameras even work before auto-focus technology was invented? Presumably everybody used ...
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What methods can be used to micro-adjust autofocus of a camera body to a particular lens?

I have a Canon 7D with a 50mm f/1.4 lens, and I think the auto-focus of the lens is off. How can I test and adjust this reliably? Will this approach work with all of my lenses? If I had a different ...
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What settings for Dirt track night time pictures

So I just started taking pictures at a dirt track and having problems with getting them crystal clear at night races. I'm using a Nikon D-90 with a tamron 70-300 lens. I have my ISO on 2500 and ...
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How do I diagnose the source of focus problem in a camera?

Probably a novice question, but how do I correctly diagnose from a photo for what reason that camera wasn't able to focus properly? It can be any 1 of the following Unsteady hand Lens issue Metering ...
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Do the issues with sharpness I am seeing require AF fine-tuning?

I own a nikon D7000 with 18-105 lens. I am not happy with sharpness I get with autofocus in portraits. I read about front/back focusing, but I am not sure whether my gear has this issue. Is this issue ...
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Why am I getting blurry images with a Sigma 35mm Art and Canon EOS 77D?

I recently got the Canon EOS 77D and the Sigma 35mm Art 1.4 I notice in my pictures stuff where i'm a little distance away I comes out blurry. My setting on here were ISO 800 f/1.4 1/160sec I do know ...
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How can I fix back/front focus on my Canon 50mm F/1.8 STM lens?

I have a Canon EOS 1200D body with a bunch of lenses. A while back, I acquired the new Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM lens, and started noticing that the images were soft. After a bit of experimenting, I found ...
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Why doesn't focus confirmation appear in AI-servo mode?

Camera: Canon 700D Lens: EF-S 55-250mm STM So far I have been shooting still subjects. But recently I wanted to photograph moving people (skaters). I changed the AF mode to AI-Servo (as skaters are ...
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Which offers better results: FoCal or LensAlign Pro?

I am in need of microadjusting my autofocus for a couple of my lenses with my Canon 7D. Namely, I need to adjust the 100-400 L lens, which seems to consistently AF a bit softer than I've seen from ...
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Why do my studio shoots usually end up fuzzy? [closed]

I have been into photography for about a year now. I am very grateful I can use a studio of the local photographer here. Together we have build a cyclorama wall and the photo shoots are going pretty ...
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Will the Canon 5D MK II with 100-400 1:4.5-5.6 work properly with Kenko 1.4 converter?

I'm using 5D MKII body and 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 lens. I want to use a 1.4 converter; will the Kenko converter work and autofocus properly?
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Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 compatibility with Canon 800D(t7i)

I have bought a new Canon 800d/T7i(APSC) DSLR Camera body. I haven't opted for the Kit Lens. Now I am planning to buy Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 lens for my daily photography. But I have gone through some ...
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Why is my Canon 70D's liveview autofocus much worse than the viewfinder's?

First of all I came across these questions already: My viewfinder won't autofocus but live view focuses well Canon 600D Autofocus not working when using view finder but working in live-view Why is my ...
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Focus issues in a Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 lens

I have a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 (without VR) and the pictures taken with it are not sharp and crisp as I think they should be. I use it with a Nikon D7200 that works perfectly with a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 ...
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Best lens for surf photography from the beach [duplicate]

I have a cannon EOS 60D with an EF-S 18-200 lens. This lens is not good enough for clear pictures at the extent of its zoom. Which lens 400-600 would offer the best value for money: picture quality, ...

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