Sun 18-Nov-12 11:50 PM | edited Mon 19-Nov-12 02:19 AM by dm1dave
>As Brian suggested, use AF-S, then select your focus point. >Do that ether with the multi selector in the back, disengage >the shutter release button from focus, select the center focus >point, lock it with the lock at the multi-selector, focus with >the back button (AE-L/AF-L set to focus), recompose and >shoot. > >Those out points are not as sensitive as the center ones. > >Also, your scenes are so different, head shots vs 3./4 or full >length. If you are hand-holding, slight camera movement could >be impacting your results. > >Also, what picture control are you using? Portrait is not as >sharp out of the box as Standard. > >This bears more investigation, but you should look to do a >good, controlled test to see if something is wrong with the >camera or the lens. > >Mick >http://www.mickklassphoto.com >or >Visit my nikonians gallery
As stated above, "standard" picture control with sharpening set to 3. This isn't a sharpening issue though, it's a focus issue. One of the shots posted above is 1/640 shutter speed. I would have had to have been in a hurricane for the problem to have been camera shake.....besides, the pic isn't blurred or smeared as motion would suggest, it's out of focus. AF-C vs AF-S shouldn't be the issue, the camera is indicating focus lock. If it can lock focus in AF-S, it has to be able to lock on a stationary subject using AF-C, doesn't it?
I have 322 shots and almost ALL of them are soft...not blurred, soft.
I've seen softness complaints from people using AF-S, and they are told to use AF-C....?