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Single focus point v. 39 focus points

EYeye

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"RE: Single focus point v. 39 focus points"

EYeye Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Sep 2012
Sun 23-Sep-12 02:43 AM

Sincere thanks to both of you for taking my question seriously and giving thoughtful and helpful answers.

It happens that my D80 always focused "well", in that I did not experience either the front or rear focus issues I have read about a good deal reference the D7000. I could track Osprey and Eagles in flight with the "wide" single center focus point. Woodpeckers & flickers were more difficult. Landscapes of course, not an issue, as were whales in the ocean.

I wish I could get this site to allow me to post my D600 "real world test shots", where I went out in various lighting situations and played with the focus points, the ISO, and aperture settings similar to my film days. I saw "rear focus" in flowers, where the camera picked a petal or stem "behind" the bloom I had "put" the focus point.

From your posts I now wonder if many of those complaining of rear (and front) focus were experiencing instead the focus points being "wider" than the target, as you have explained.

BTW: I am VERY pleased so far with my D600 in FX mode, and also with DX shooting the 16-85mm 3.5/4.5 VR. The MP is even a bit better than D80 as is dynamic range and low light capabilities, in both DX and FX.

EYeye

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