A&P selfportraits w/ d50??

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  1. fukijama1

    fukijama1 OT Supporter

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    so i havent really had anything to test with my umbrella..i was wondering how i can do self portraits while at the same time getting the camera to focus on me? is there any tips you guys can help me with? using a d50 camera
     
  2. Mighty_Zeus

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    I think if you use the wireless remote (can be had for under $20) that it will focus, but not sure.

    Otherwise, put something where your face is going to be, put it on timer, focus, and move it as you sit in it's place.

    Or, depending on what lens you are using you could measure from the focal plane to where you will be sitting and set the lens manually.

    A few options, but none easy. That is actually the one complaint I have had. I think it's fucking retarded that it does not re-focus when on timer, I mean, it's pretty fucking obvious what most people would use a timer for.....and the corresponding functionality was not engineered in....wtf.
     
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    I use the time for landscape shots to make sure I don't get any movement from me touching the shutter button. :dunno:

    But the way you said to take self portraits is how I do it:

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  4. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    on my canon I have the custom function set to make the * button my focus button, not the shutter, so that won't work for me. So what I do is I set up a lightstand, or a tripod in the appx area I'll be standing in, prefocus, then switch the lens to MF so I don't accidentally change it some how, then set it on self timer and move the tripod out of the way and stand in it's place.
     
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    CF #4. :bowdown: can't live without it anymore.
     
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    that still never works perfectly.
     
  7. xenon supra

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    wireless IR remote
     
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    Yea I got 2 pogo keyfob universal remotes for 9.99. They are easy to program to work with my d70
     
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    trial and error mostly
     
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    With the wireless remote, you just kinda hope that it focuses on the eyes. :o

    I like my remote, though.
     
  11. fukijama1

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    link to said remotes? now i have a d50...which is a bit older on the technology. will using a remote focus and trigger the shutter or will it trigger and not focus?
     
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    remote

    something like that.
     
  13. fukijama1

    fukijama1 OT Supporter

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    yea but will that allow me to autofocus? does the remote shutter button work like the camera shutter button?
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    yeah bro
     
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    damn for real? someone sell me one asap! im going to egay right now
     
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    haha they are pretty cheap online
     

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