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Lawrence Richards
HVX200 and Long Shot; elements in distance phase in and out of focus
on Jul 23, 2012 at 12:52:38 am

Hi All,

Something I've noticed a number of times now:

Low light situation, subject is close and in focus, elements in background, usually those that are "hotter" than the rest, go in-and-out of focus continually.

Are others experiencing this phenomenon and more importantly, why is this happening and what if anything can I do to stop it.
Thanks!

Larry

Thank you!

Larry R.
Florida


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Matthew Sonnenfeld
Re: HVX200 and Long Shot; elements in distance phase in and out of focus
on Jul 23, 2012 at 6:22:56 pm

So are you using Auto Focus? This could be the camera's sensors getting a little confused at what the intended subject is. How close is the intended subject? If it is very close to the camera then it may be too close in a way and could require manual focus, otherwise the camera itself will continuously switch between focal points.

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Lawrence Richards
Re: HVX200 and Long Shot; elements in distance phase in and out of focus
on Jul 23, 2012 at 6:41:00 pm

Hello Matthew,

Thanks for the response. Your question is a good one however I always leave my focus on manual.
I think the only way to truly illustrate my situation is to share the video clip so you or whoever can see for themselves.
I may post a clip and then post that link here.
However in the meantime if you have any other thoughts or suggestions please feel free to get back to me.
Thanks again!

Larry

Thank you!

Larry R.
Florida


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