#1. "RE: D7000 focus mode" In response to Reply # 0 Sun 21-Nov-10 02:24 AM by Chris Ross Leong
Sherman Oaks, US
John, hello! Just a quick note to say there's people here, we're all working on the camera to get those answers for ourselves first before we share them. So nobody's ignoring you, we've just all got our thinking caps on.
Right now I just compose it, half press and wait for the AF to lock in, then wait for the moment and shoot it. There's enough sensors so I'm not reframing between the focus and the shoot. But I've not taken anything that's been too hard to lock onto yet.
So far my experience has been in line with the reviewers' in that my more expensive pro lenses focus much faster than the cheaper kit lens. So if you find you're waiting too long for the AF to lock on, be aware that most of the time it's not the body that's too slow.
BTW, I'm supposed to own three D40's - and haven't even seen them for months. My partner has one, my ex has another and my girlfriend has the third. None of them will give them back.
#2. "RE: D7000 focus mode" In response to Reply # 0
John, I just upgraded from the D40. Be prepared to be WOWed! I have use the AF-A and 39 points almost exclusively. It just works and works well. I did have to cut back to 9 points to get proper focus in dense foliage once. The camera kept locking on to the wrong branch.
I have been using the kit (18-105) lens for most of my shots. My normal walking around lens (18-200 VR)that I used on my D-40 is in the Nikon Hospital. I haven't had any problems with the kit lens and the D7000 focusing. However, I haven't tried to use it in hard to focus situations.