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Need advice on focus

JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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"RE: Need advice on focus"

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
Thu 18-Oct-12 02:55 PM

Using these two shots as a basis, part of the problem may be your choice of focus targets. Here you are trying for the head and beak. In these two examples, the head is very small which may lead the camera to pick something else by mistake. If you were to pick the body where it joins the neck you would have a bigger target with good contrast.

Upgrading the lens to something longer (55-300mm, 70-300mm) would also help with making the heads bigger in the focus point.

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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

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