Focusing quickly??

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    Can anyone help me on how to focus quickly on my subject? Should i get use to manual focus? Because i feel like that would take even longer as i move to different things....i dont want to miss anything!! And im using a 50mm 1.4 so i haveeee to focus on the right subject that moment...or else blurrryyyy!And please no sarcastic answers....im not in any special photography school and im only trying to learn...thanks :)


     
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    Patience. Practice. Patience.

    This is not sarcasm. I am very serious.
     
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    Autofocus is quicker. Are you shooting at 1.4 with that 50? And your obviously having focusing errors?

    If you choose a smaller aperture f/5.6 then you'll probably have less focusing errors. 1.4 gives you such a shallow depth of field that it can be hard to nail focus. You don't have to shoot at 1.4. Plus shooting wide open (1.4) can cause soft images even if you nail the focus.

    Check out an online DOF calculator.
     
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    You realize that with the above statement you just smashed that door wide open - right? ;)
     
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    Well wih that 50 1.4 depending on your distance from the subject you will have a farily narrow dept of field and if the subject moves back or forth or you, then sure it will be out of sharp focus.
     
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    Probably not..... ;)
     
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    If you use cross type focus points, it should focus quickly.
     
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    Come on, Gary, help someone!
     
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    Do it anyway. WTF?!
     
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    Try using continuous focus, hold it on the eye and let the focus track.
     
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    What aperture are you shooting at? Please post photos showing the problem you are having...
     

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