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blw

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"RE: D600 Focus Help!"

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Mon 29-Oct-12 05:47 PM

> I have been shooting continuous, 9 point, center weighted, jpeg. I do not "lock on focus", and my focus is not accurate. Should I try shooting continuos single point ( as I did in the 300) i feel as though the D600 might be controlling too much of the focus with the points set at 9.

The very first thing I'd do is to take some of your original out-of-the-camera files (not edited) and load them into ViewNX2 - so you can see which AF target was used. You may (and, in my opinion, likely will) get some surprises. When you select 9-point (and especially so with 51-point!) you are giving the camera license to pick "the appropriate" AF target, and until you get accustomed how it's going to do that, you will almost certainly get surprising results.

Then assuming that you did get some surprises, I'd go back to single-point, AF-C and try again. I think you'll get much better results.

> Shooting full field sports ( when you need a little extra lens) with a D600 and 70-200 2.8 what option would you choose?

How did you feel about the D300s at 200mm? Was it long enough? For my tastes, it wasn't. I pretty routinely used 500mm on DX, which means that I'd want around 700mm or more on FX to cover the whole field. (Possibly with two cameras, in my case.)

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