What’s the difference between ultrasonic motor and ring-type autofocus, and how can you tell which is which? The answer is surprisingly simple. Click to find out everything you need to know.
Improve focusing and remove distracting lens distortion from your images with these three tips for getting more precise focus and professional-looking photos.
What is hyperfocal distance? Before the introduction of autofocus cameras, the use of ‘hyperfocal distance’ was a popular focus technique used by photographers – and it’s still one of the really neat camera tricks for times when your camera struggles to autofocus in difficult lighting conditions.
Using autofocus correctly can solve a great number of the common photography problems you face on a daily basis. But easier said than done, right? Behold the bible on AF points!
In this tutorial we’ll show you everything you need to know to take control of your AF points and nail focus every time you shoot.
Are your lenses focusing where they should? In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to make an AF micro adjustment to get spot-on autofocus with any camera-lens combination.
Taking sharp images is the goal of any photographer. In Part 2 of her two-part series, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, explains some of the best ways photographers have found to get their pictures ultra-sharp.
Taking sharp images is perhaps the ultimate goal of any photographer, and it’s only natural then that over the past 150-odd years photographers have found a number of different ways to achieve it.
In the first of a two-part series, our head of testing Angela Nicholson draws on her wealth of experience and explains all of the methods photographers use to get sharp images.
We put our heads together and came up with 9 common subjects and shooting situations in which using autofocus will likely let you down.
Do you want to take the sharpest landscape photos possible? Who doesn’t! Our tutorial below demystifies the hyperfocal distance technique and shows you how calculating hyperfocal distance can maximise depth of field in your landscapes to ensure images that are sharp all the way through the frame.
Don’t rely on centre-point autofocus for your landscape photography. Our tutorial below shows you how to avoid spoiling your excellent photo composition with blurry photos by keeping your foreground interest sharp.