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coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 01st Dec 2011Wed 30-May-12 11:24 AM
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AF-A is not dependable if you want a specific object in focus. I don't know what the algorithm does or is supposed to do. It seems to me that it picks the most "prominent" thing in the scene, whatever that is.

But anytime I want a face in focus, I use single point focus & exposure. Then move the focus point as needed to focus exactly on the eyes. Yes, this can be difficult with a child. But it will get you a better % of properly focused and exposed photos.

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