My new (but 10 years old) Lumix FX38 isn’t always great at focusing on small objects up close I’ve found, especially in the generally lower light beneath woodland canopies.
It’s more the size of the object (and the size of the focusing area of the camera) that causes problems, as I’ve found by putting my hand where I want it to focus (ie directly next to the subject, and at the same distance from the lens) then locking the AF, I can then remove my hand and press the shutter button all the way down to capture the shot.
It’s not the first time I’ve done this, and a handy trick to use, which reduces the number of situations where otherwise I might not be able to make the picture I want to.
I’ve also used it in conjunction with my rocking focus trick which is also very useful and increases the focus hit rate of most cameras.
How about you? Do you have any focusing tricks you use to increase the usefulness of your cameras?
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