Hi All: Wanted to thank each and every one of you for the information you provided in this thread. I printed much and read all. The paper on the D7000 autofocus was a big help. I did try many of the settings and was able to see some of the problems encountered. I consider myself fairly seasoned from the old Nikkormat days, but this newer fandangled stuff blows me away. I am not one to set on auto and just have fun, as the photographer in me won't allow that. My eyes have slightly deteriorated over the years, to quick I might add, but I choose to look for the the technical skills as being the problem. The nice thing about these challenges is that it keeps you sharp. I'll master this beast until a new toy comes out. I do appreciate all your help now and in the future.