I just picked up the nikon fisheye and it seems like in these couple photos the middle seems out of focus but the other subjects seem in focus. Any helpful hints on working with fisheyes would greatly helpful
Anyone with any tips?
Like any lens, depth of field will increase as you stop the lens down. This is the only advice I can offer.
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Can't really help you any more that what pdmilesjr said. I don't own a fisheye anyway, just an aux fisheye. But I would hazzard a guess that you problem is really movement of the people.
I don't see any objects out of focus.
As with any fisheye photography, the main problems are:
the exposure (the entire dynamic range can never fit, so bracketing is essential; here there are some critical blow out areas, such as arms and faces)
composition (the field of view is so much wider than the human eye that we find it difficult to grasp the entire image at once while composing; selecting a single central close-up object can be helpful)
Good job with post processing! Keep it up!
Thank you everyone for the tips
One reason for the lack of sharpness in the center may be that you had all the auto focus active. In that case the camera would focus at the closest object,leaving the center out of focus even with the wide angle.
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I did have it on auto focus do you think i should have it on manual?
The foreground is in focus. The background is in focus. It is impossible to split DOF into two planes. Everything in between has to be in focus as well. I don't see the soft areas (care to show?), but if there are some -- there could be some dirt on the glass.
whats a good dof is shoot in to have everything in focus? f/5.6?