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How can I align my camera with a very thin object?

There are a couple of things you can try. Shine green light on one side of the plate and red on the other. When viewed from the edge-on, there will be none of the red or green visible from either of ...
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What would be the optimal distance of the object from the lense given the camera spec

Assuming you want to maximize the size of the object in your image, then you should place the object close enough to fill the frame of the camera, but no closer than the minimal focus distance of ...
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What would be the optimal distance of the object from the lense given the camera spec

A depth of field that extends 10cm to infinity would suggest a lens focused at no less than 20cm. Since the lens has variable focus the optimal distance would be the minimum focus distance, which must ...
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How to identify main subject of the photo and set focus?

Use higher f-stop, and possibly higher iso. For example, try f8 with iso of 400. Take a multiply number of shots to improve your ability to get a shot in focus. "The subject is not in focus" is a ...
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How to identify main subject of the photo and set focus?

The subject in the first photo is the cutting tool on the stone. It is out of focus. The hands are mostly in focus, and the paint on the grinder is in focus. But the cutting is not. The second ...
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How to identify main subject of the photo and set focus?

Well, I can't say for the particular model of your Nikon, but if you have live view, you can zoom in, and check the sharpness of the details of your subject. I suggest trying manual focusing, as ...
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How can I align my camera with a very thin object?

A set of inexpensive macro focus rails will let you make fine left/right and forward/backward adjustments to the camera position. You'll still need to get the optical axis parallel with the plate, ...
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