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Forums » General Gigapanning » Manual or Autofocus on crowds?

Manual or Autofocus on crowds?
Fred Jones Fred Jones
Total Posts: 5

I’m wondering in the case of a crowd in a stadium, I’ve to you use autofocus or manual? I’ll be using Canon 100-400, in 200mm zoom.

I read something like.. manual focus for the sky and autofocus for the crowd. Taking into account my knowledge in spherical panoramas I’m not sure aboute that.

I’ll appreciate any kind of suggestions.


Tom Nelson Tom Nelson
Total Posts: 49

I use autofocus for everything. If the crowd is far away like this:
then manual focus would be fine as well. With people walking in front of the camera like this:
I rather like having them be in sharp focus.

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