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Old 03-15-2004, 04:27 PM
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Default ariel pics hocus pocus FOCUS

Now when I get the vibration out the focus goes KAPUT. Maybe I am going to high I have the focus turned on landscape all the way to the left any ideas? I have the aiptek minicam 1.3.
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Old 04-01-2004, 09:56 AM
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you need to set the fucos to infinty, your camera not so good so lock the fucos before you shoot(half click) and then resume the click. hucos pocus FOCUS!!!
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Old 04-13-2004, 06:53 PM
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Default RE: ariel pics hocus pocus FOCUS

Optimizing the focus setting will radically improve the photo quality. Very tiny changes in the focus ring position can have a dramatic affect. For sure, all the blurry background issues can be eliminated.

My method is to start at infinity focus and then snap photos every 5 degrees (yup, that is a tiny amount) up to about the mid-focus position. I snap the photos at EXACTLY the same scene, which needs to include some highly detailed items, like trees or telephone poles, in the far distance. This is important.

Then I plug the camera into the PC and review each photo at 100% or larger zoom. The one with the best far field focus wins. In cases where I am not sure which is the sharpest, I look at the photos' file sizes. If the photos have the exact same background then I choose the focus corresponding to the largest file size. If the photos do not have identical backgrounds then do not compare file sizes.

Some Aiptek cameras have the infinity stop set wrong and there won't be enough focus ring range to get what you want. This is correctable, but requires taking the camera apart.

Once you identify the best far view focus position these little cameras can achieve nice photos. Keep in mind that engine vibrations or a model that is bouncing around will end up with weird artifacts in the photos.
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