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What to do? Bad lens? Bad D7000 body?

Omaha

Omaha, US
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"RE: What to do? Bad lens? Bad D7000 body?"

Omaha Registered since 07th Jan 2012
Thu 31-Jan-13 09:53 PM

>Focusing on a subject's eye is a much easier target for the
>AF system as it usually presents a high contrast area - the
>centre of the eye is normally much darker than the surrounding
>skin and in any case has a dark centre surrounded by white.
>Your banana was a low contrast target and with lighting levels
>that require ISO 1000 and f/1.4, there is very little contrast
>variation for the AF system to detect.
>
>I've shot portraits with my 50mm at f/1.4 - f/2.0 and got the
>eyes bang in focus very easily. Depth of field is so shallow
>at these settings, that the ears and nose are out of focus.

That makes me think this really was about the lens. I took several hundred portrait shots with it and had very few usable results.

I don't think the banana was soft (heh, heh ) because the AF couldn't "see" it. I think it was soft because the AF was off.

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