Autofocus and the Minolta Dimage 7Hi

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Rick Dunklee, Aug 27, 2003.

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    Rick Dunklee Guest

    I just purchased a Minolta Dimage 7Hi. Some background. I am not converting
    to DIgal but just wanted a good Digital for pictures of my Dog, Grandkids
    and trains. I have 2 Minolta Maxxum 9s I use for print and love both.

    I tried to take some pictures of my dog jumping into my pool yesterday in
    good lighting conditions. It took at least 1.5 to 2 seconds for the Dimage
    to autofocus. I missed all of the great shots. I also found that when it
    says it it is focused, it is still focusing. I have set the focus to
    continious and the exposure to the sports setting.

    Am I doing something wrong or should I not expect the focusing capabilities
    of my Maxxum 9s on the Dimage 7Hi.

    Richard L. Dunklee, Jr.
    Rick Dunklee, Aug 27, 2003
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    eeb912 Guest

    Sorry, the answer is you should not expect the focusing capabilities of your
    Maxxum 9 on the 7Hi.

    eeb912, Aug 27, 2003
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    bmuller Guest

    The autofocus on the 7hi is slower than most of us would like. Unlike some
    posters, I have found the focus to be accurate when properly used. However,
    when using the camera in time critical situations, I always use it in manual
    mode, and set the focus to an intermediate distance, or the distance the
    subject is expected to be. Due to the smaller sensor area, and the smaller
    focal lengths of the optics vis a vis 35 mm, the depth of focus is
    proportionately deeper, helping a lot with focus. In fact, it is sometimes
    difficult to get the background out of focus when you want that effect.
    bmuller, Aug 27, 2003
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