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Nikon D90- main image is a blurr

Tanja Djekic

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Tanja Djekic Registered since 14th Apr 2012
Sat 14-Apr-12 05:31 PM

Hi, is it me or is is my 8 month old camera dying?? I'm new!!
Can someone tell me WHY my centre focus is blurry 90% of the time. It doesnt seem to matter what setting I'm shooting from, but the main focus in my picutre is blurry yet the surrounding picture is in perfect focus.
What the??
Yes I am a novice and am waiting on my "Mastering the D90" to arrive however I am impatient also
Can anyone give a solution? Do I have it set in something I shouldnt have??

jrp

San Pedro Garza GarcĂ­a, MX
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#1. "RE: Nikon D90- main image is a blurr" | In response to Reply # 0

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Sat 14-Apr-12 06:10 PM

It is possible your actually selected AF focus point is one elsewhere, not the one at the center.
If you could post an image and its specs we may be able to help you faster.

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michaelhager

Fountain Inn, US
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#2. "RE: Nikon D90- main image is a blurr" | In response to Reply # 0

michaelhager Gold Member Nikonian since 15th Feb 2007
Mon 16-Apr-12 06:19 PM

It's also possible you have a smudge on your lens. Check both the front and rear element. An old school trick was to smear Vaseline around the edges of a clear filter to obtain a vignette soft focus. The opposite could occur with a fingerprint in the center of the lens.

Do you have more than one lens? If so, does it happen with all of them?

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IanCT

SF Bay, US
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#3. "RE: Nikon D90- main image is a blurr" | In response to Reply # 0

IanCT Registered since 15th Sep 2008
Tue 17-Apr-12 04:41 AM

Is your camera actually focusing when you depress the shutter release button halfway?

Look at the lens, does it have an M - M/A switch? Check to make sure it's not switched to M. This would mean the lens is in manual focus only.

Also on your camera there is a switch on the left side of the body that says C S M - if it's on M, this is also a manual override for AF lenses but also disables focus on AF-S lenses as well.

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