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D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft....

hawaii502160

Cleveland, US
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"D7000 Outer Focus Points Soft...."

hawaii502160 Registered since 11th Feb 2011
Sun 18-Nov-12 07:01 PM

I shot my first ever senior pictures set yesterday for a co-worker's son. I took 322 shots, only to get home and quickly realize that almost ALL of them are soft...very soft. There are a few in the set that are razor sharp, but for the most part they are mostly all very soft. I immediately began going back over in my mind exactly what/how I was working while taking the shots. Everything was handheld and most shots were taken with my Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8. Shutter speeds were mostly at 1/250, aperture varied, but typically at/near f/4. I was also using my SB700 in an umbrella for fill flash. Even shots taken WITHOUT the fill flash were soft...and some of those shutter speeds were 1/640. As I was going through the shots, and I did find a couple that were razor sharp, it finally dawned on me. The shots that were razor sharp, I used the center focus point for focusing...MOST of my shots, I used the outer focus points on the camera. My focus mode was AF-C...I started in 9pt, but then I switched to single point after seeing that the focuse was NOT locking where I was telling it to. On one of the shots, I focused on the left eye, but on playback, the focus point was on the right ear...at that point I switched to single point focus. I also used my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 for some of the shots and found that when using that lens with the outer focus points, the images were very soft...but razor sharp using the center focus point.

ANYWAY...my camera is out of warranty, so I'm going to call APS on Monday...

Is this an issue that can be addressed?

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