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Left Focus Issue....Still?

km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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"RE: Left Focus Issue....Still?"

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Wed 13-Mar-13 06:31 AM

Is it possible that the focus target not filling enough of the physical focus point? The focus point is a larger area than the box indicator in the viewfinder. I mention this because you said something beyond the intended target was in focus. If there is any target with higher contrast, brighter etc in the focus sensor area, it will select the better target, instead of the one you intended. To prevent that use a target on a flat surface that fills the frame so there is no other focal plane to confuse the camera as to which you intended. A flat wall, perfectly perpendicular to the axis of the lens with the target taped flat to the wall would reduce the number of uncontrolled variables that cause tests to be less informative than they should be.
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