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Childsplay904

Russellville, US
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Childsplay904 Registered since 02nd Jan 2006
Wed 04-Jul-12 03:05 AM

Shooting the D700 on Manual, 24x70 lens, spot focus. The focus indicator, little circle, pops right into focus. But I can still take the focus ring and make a small positive improvement. I had a D300 and the focus ring did not seem to make a difference in the same situation....Is it normal to be able to make a positive adjustment with the focus ring??? thanks...

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JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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#1. "RE: Focus question" | In response to Reply # 0

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Wed 04-Jul-12 02:19 AM

It probably depends on your focus target. And the amount of light available.

Any chance you have an example photo with all the EXIF data intact?

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 D,
17-55mm f/2.8 DX, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

KazeyBunch

Fort Worth, US
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#2. "RE: Focus question" | In response to Reply # 0

KazeyBunch Registered since 03rd Jan 2012
Sat 07-Jul-12 03:46 AM

Nikkor lens or third party? Which model? Might try using a focus chart to check front/back focus:
http://regex.info/blog/photo-tech/focus-chart

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