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hawaii502160 Registered since 11th Feb 2011Sun 18-Nov-12 11:50 PM
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#5. "RE: D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft...."
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Mon 19-Nov-12 02:19 AM by dm1dave

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>As Brian suggested, use AF-S, then select your focus point.
>Do that ether with the multi selector in the back, disengage
>the shutter release button from focus, select the center focus
>point, lock it with the lock at the multi-selector, focus with
>the back button (AE-L/AF-L set to focus), recompose and
>shoot.
>
>Those out points are not as sensitive as the center ones.
>
>Also, your scenes are so different, head shots vs 3./4 or full
>length. If you are hand-holding, slight camera movement could
>be impacting your results.
>
>Also, what picture control are you using? Portrait is not as
>sharp out of the box as Standard.
>
>This bears more investigation, but you should look to do a
>good, controlled test to see if something is wrong with the
>camera or the lens.
>
>Mick
>http://www.mickklassphoto.com
>or
>Visit my nikonians gallery

As stated above, "standard" picture control with sharpening set to 3. This isn't a sharpening issue though, it's a focus issue. One of the shots posted above is 1/640 shutter speed. I would have had to have been in a hurricane for the problem to have been camera shake.....besides, the pic isn't blurred or smeared as motion would suggest, it's out of focus. AF-C vs AF-S shouldn't be the issue, the camera is indicating focus lock. If it can lock focus in AF-S, it has to be able to lock on a stationary subject using AF-C, doesn't it?

I have 322 shots and almost ALL of them are soft...not blurred, soft.

I've seen softness complaints from people using AF-S, and they are told to use AF-C....?

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