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Old 06-11-2009, 12:21 PM
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You wouldn't be using auto-focus for macro. I set the focus point to suit what sort of magnification I want, then move in to the subject and rock back and forth to focus. AF on macro lenses is horribly slow and can't keep up with bugs walking around on a leaf blowing in the breeze.

As I said, I rock forward until the head comes into focus; move forward more until the eyes just go out of focus; then rock back half that distance so depth of field is centred on the eyes. Takes practise but eyes in focus is much more appealing photo. When I say "rocking", we're only talking millimetres or less. Best done laying on ground with elbows on ground to stabilise.
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