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FOCUS PROBLEMS ~ D800 with 80-400VR lens

agitater

Toronto, CA
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"RE: FOCUS PROBLEMS ~ D800 with 80-400VR lens"

agitater Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Jan 2007
Fri 05-Jul-13 05:34 PM | edited Fri 05-Jul-13 07:19 PM by agitater

>I am getting a lot of slightly out of focus
>shots and feel is is the gear and not me. Can anyone help? I
>am spoiling a lot of good shots.

I doubt it's the gear.

You're shooting at f/14, which is going to end up softening things every so slightly to begin with. Not sure why you'd use such a small aperture. You're better off at f/8 or larger and a faster shutter speed too. 1/800s is not fast enough in many situations. Get your shutter speed up over 1/1000s as often as possible.

What VR setting are you using? If you're panning your camera to track BIF, make sure the VR switch is set to Active - that's what Active is for; when the camera is moving in a vehicle or being panned. If VR is set to Normal while you're panning, you're going to get unpredictable results and, frequently, a lot of soft shots.

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