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How would I set up my camera so that it will focus on only a plant/fish/area and blur everything else (read: algae :mrgreen: ) around it? At the same time, how do I focus on my desired object? Usually, when I shoot, the camera just focuses (places some rectangle) on random things, instead of the object that I want for it to focus on.

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It's a Canon PowerShot A80. I shoot in manual mode with flash turned off, macro mode turned on. I did the white balance thing. I fiddled around with various Exposure settings and ISO speeds. I just have trouble getting it to focus on a specific object. I try to place the area/object of desire in the center of the view finder, but the camera just does its own thing and focuses on some other area. Do you have any experience with this camera and can offer some advice? How would I get the narrow depth of field?

Oh, there's this (focus?) option where you are able to choose: Evaluative, Center Weighted Average, or Spot. Any thoughts on that?

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