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#10. "RE: D7100: AF focuses on background a lot?"
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There are many ways for the AF to misread your intentions. Were you using AF-C Release Priority?
Had you focused on a more distant subject while still having your thumb on the AF-On button when you then selected the person in the foreground?
If the AF in AF-C, 11 point was locked on another focal plane, with the AF-On button down, and recomposed, even with AF-C, the AF would have still being holding tracking of the first subject it locked onto. If in doubt, release the AF-On button and re-acquire focus lock on the new subject.
As was mentioned above, the focusing point sensors are larger than the box outline in the VF so if a better target was on an edge of the selected focal point but at a more distant focal plane, you would get shots like what you did.
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