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Focus variation at varied distance?

JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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"RE: Focus variation at varied distance?"

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 10-Jul-13 05:19 AM | edited Wed 10-Jul-13 05:20 AM by JosephK

>No examples but have trouble nailing the focusing for small
>birds in trees

Small birds in trees present two problems. (1) They are small AF targets, which may not fill the AF sensor. (2) Tree branches can get in the way and often have better contrast resulting in the camera picking the wrong object to focus on. Been there, done that.

>Might have to do some tests, did not realize that the focus
>area was actually larger at distance,

Not larger at a distance, just larger than the square in the viewfinder. Normally this is not a problem, but when you are trying to shoot around tree branches....

Single-point AF is probably the one you are looking for. Using the af-on button may help you.

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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, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

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