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Strange AF focus point choices

TBF

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TBF Registered since 24th Apr 2012
Thu 31-May-12 04:39 AM

Thanks to both of you for your responses. The photos were, in general, pretty sharp given the relatively wide open aperture and the odd choice of focus points. Because these were not strictly "portraits" but rather "child playing on lawn with dog", I wrongly assumed that the focus system would at least choose the face as one of the focus points. And given what I have read about the Nikon AF system I find it quite remarkable That the eye is never chosen as a focus point and that in only 2 out of 40 "keepers" is a part of the face within one of the focus points. Another observation is that in about 15% of the shots NX2 shows NO focus points: not sure whether this is absence of camera data or NX2 failure.
I have used the live view system with good success on stationary subjects but with moving targets I much prefer the viewfinder. I think I have read that some of the more expensive FX cameras have rather more visible focus points that light as the camera follows a chosen subject. Next similar opportunity I will be using single point AF as I usually do for wildlife. Tom

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