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You don’t have to use aut­o­fo­cus all the time. Some­times I use man­ual fo­cus and rely on a small aper­ture to keep ev­ery­thing sharp. If you set the fo­cus dis­tance to around two me­tres and the aper­ture to f/8, you can be pretty sure that the peo­ple you pho­to­graph are go­ing to be in fo­cus. That’s the ad­van­tage of us­ing a prime lens like the 35mm – you quickly get a feel for where you need to stand and how close to get to your subjects even with­out putting the cam­era to your eye. With zooms it’s not so sim­ple. You don’t get that same in­stinct for where you need to stand and how close or far away you need to be.

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