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    I often take “blind” shots with the camera held casually at waist level with the LCD off. Do it often enough and you get an idea of what’s going to be in the frame, sort of. A benefit of this technique, besides stealth, is that everything’s a surprise when you open it up on-screen.

    I was walking around at lunch today with the camera set to manual focus for close sidewalk shots. These three girls came around the corner and I pressed the shutter.

    Opening it just now, I looked at the two girls in the centre of the frame before my eye started looking for something (anything) in focus.

    I did smile, and while I took other, more technically perfect, shots, this one amused me the most.

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    Re: Always smile

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ellis View Post

    I often take “blind” shots with the camera held casually at waist level with the LCD off. Do it often enough and you get an idea of what’s going to be in the frame, sort of. A benefit of this technique, besides stealth, is that everything’s a surprise when you open it up on-screen.

    I was walking around at lunch today with the camera set to manual focus for close sidewalk shots. These three girls came around the corner and I pressed the shutter.

    Opening it just now, I looked at the two girls in the centre of the frame before my eye started looking for something (anything) in focus.

    I did smile, and while I took other, more technically perfect shots, this one amused me the most.

    Don

    Sigma DP2, ISO100, 1/400 sec., f/2.8
    I like it! It made me smile too. What distance did you have the MF set for?

    Bill

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    Re: Always smile

    Quote Originally Posted by fordfanjpn View Post
    I like it! It made me smile too. What distance did you have the MF set for?
    Bill
    Thanks, Bill. Four or five feet (somewhere between that 3 and 7 on the viewfinder display)... all this time in Hong Kong and I still don't do meters (metres).

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    Re: Always smile

    Nice pic, I have done similar with my GX100 or the C5050z hanging round my neck . Never got one as good as this though.
    paul
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