Go to a  "printer friendly" view of this message which allow an easy print Printer-friendly copy Go to the page which allows you to send this topic link and a message to a friend Email this topic to a friend
Forums Lobby GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA & MASTER IT Nikon D7100, D7000 (Public) topic #22199
View in linear mode

Subject: "D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft...." Previous topic | Next topic
hawaii502160 Registered since 11th Feb 2011Sun 18-Nov-12 07:01 PM
183 posts Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin    Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profile
"D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft...."


Cleveland, US
          

I shot my first ever senior pictures set yesterday for a co-worker's son. I took 322 shots, only to get home and quickly realize that almost ALL of them are soft...very soft. There are a few in the set that are razor sharp, but for the most part they are mostly all very soft. I immediately began going back over in my mind exactly what/how I was working while taking the shots. Everything was handheld and most shots were taken with my Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8. Shutter speeds were mostly at 1/250, aperture varied, but typically at/near f/4. I was also using my SB700 in an umbrella for fill flash. Even shots taken WITHOUT the fill flash were soft...and some of those shutter speeds were 1/640. As I was going through the shots, and I did find a couple that were razor sharp, it finally dawned on me. The shots that were razor sharp, I used the center focus point for focusing...MOST of my shots, I used the outer focus points on the camera. My focus mode was AF-C...I started in 9pt, but then I switched to single point after seeing that the focuse was NOT locking where I was telling it to. On one of the shots, I focused on the left eye, but on playback, the focus point was on the right ear...at that point I switched to single point focus. I also used my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 for some of the shots and found that when using that lens with the outer focus points, the images were very soft...but razor sharp using the center focus point.

ANYWAY...my camera is out of warranty, so I'm going to call APS on Monday...

Is this an issue that can be addressed?

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote

A general, generic topicD7000 Outer Focus Points Soft.... [View all] , hawaii502160 , Sun 18-Nov-12 07:01 PM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
briantilley Moderator
18th Nov 2012
1
Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
hawaii502160
18th Nov 2012
2
     Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
hawaii502160
18th Nov 2012
3
          Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
mklass Platinum Member
18th Nov 2012
4
               Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
hawaii502160
18th Nov 2012
5
                    Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
mklass Platinum Member
19th Nov 2012
6
                         Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
hawaii502160
19th Nov 2012
7
                              Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
hawaii502160
19th Nov 2012
8
                              Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
mklass Platinum Member
19th Nov 2012
9
                              Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
hawaii502160
19th Nov 2012
10
                                   Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
km6xz Moderator
19th Nov 2012
11
                                   Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
hawaii502160
19th Nov 2012
12
                                   Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
Chris Platt Silver Member
21st Nov 2012
14
                                        Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
kuzzy Silver Member
27th Nov 2012
19
                              Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
grillij Silver Member
21st Nov 2012
13
                                   Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
Tucsonmr2
21st Nov 2012
15
Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
mdallie Silver Member
25th Nov 2012
16
Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
hawaii502160
25th Nov 2012
17
Reply message RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....
km6xz Moderator
25th Nov 2012
18

Forums Lobby GET TO KNOW YOUR CAMERA & MASTER IT Nikon D7100, D7000 (Public) topic #22199 Previous topic | Next topic


Take the Nikonians Tour and learn more about being a Nikonian Wiki /FAQ /Help Listen to our MP3 photography radio channels Find anything on Nikon and imaging technology - fast!

Copyright © Nikonians 2000, 2014
All Rights Reserved

Nikonians®, NikoScope® and NikoniansAcademy™ are trademarks owned by Nikonians.org.
Nikon®, Nikonos® and Nikkor® are registered trademarks of Nikon Corporation.