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mkbee1 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Nov 2012Wed 26-Dec-12 02:29 AM
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"New D90 focusing problem?"
Wed 26-Dec-12 03:38 AM by mkbee1

West Valley, US
          

I just got my D90, and am getting acquainted with it. For the majority of my work, I want to set the focus like on my my D50; center focus point, and change modes between Continuous focusing, Single point, and Dynamic/Auto area, as the need arises.

I have attempted to follow the instructions in the manual, the D90 Quick Guide, Magic Lantern guide, and Ken Rockwell's D90 user guide,and I get some strange results.

If I am reading the manual correctly, the default (two-button reset) is Central point focus, and AF-A.

What I get is a central point that lights up sometimes, usually in lower light, with some of the peripheral sensors lighting up at ramdom times, or the focus system will pick up an object that the center point is not covering. Example: I focus on the printer screen that is about 5 feet from where I am, and the focus sensor lights up for the computer, which is closer. Or, I focus on a carton label, and the sensors light up for for a storage cube right next to it.

Now, am I having focus problems, or is that just the way the D90 works?

Can anyone with a D90 tell me what I am doing wrong? Is it time to call Nikon, or exchange the camera?

Should I consider the Nikonian's Guide to Mastering the D90?
Thanks;
Carl

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