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Focus

Pity the poor UFO watchers of days gone by, with their bulky cameras and—most distressingly—manual focus. It’s hard enough to spot a saucer in the sky, but to also keep it in clear focus was a daunting task.

I suspect that today’s sky-watchers are thrilled with modern camcorders, if for no other reason than the inclusion of automatic focus control. Thanks to millions of calculations processed while shooting, a camcorder can do an amazing job of keeping objects in focus. Sometimes, however, the camera performs its job too well.


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