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Why is this image not in focus?

bobpilot

Washington, US
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bobpilot Silver Member Nikonian since 08th May 2007
Thu 20-Oct-11 03:50 AM

Many of my concerns have dealt with focus issues. Some of my images are sharp and others are not. Here is an example with some evidence that I do not understand.

The first image is how it appears in Nikon View NX:


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Here is the large view of that image: notice that the focus point in on the rider's head.


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Here is the image is Lightroom: The area that was under the focus point is not in focus. Why not? (There is some lateral distortion introduced in the process of going from the Lightroom screen capture to a jpeg, but it still serves my question)



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