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"Soft" Photos with D200

Carney2

Allentown, US
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Carney2 Silver Member Charter Member
Wed 07-May-08 12:42 PM

I was shooting at a wedding on Saturday. I was not the hired photographer - merely an attendee with a camera shooting candids of friends and family. I came out with an incredibly high percentage of soft shots. The focus point - particularly the eyes - just wasn't there. Here is what I was using:

D200 set on "P"
Metering set on spot.
24-70 f/2.8 lens
SB600 flash mounted on a flash bracket and set to TTL

Generally, I would find my focus point (the eyes, for example), depress the shutter release to "set" the focus, and then (usually) move the camera for better composition.

Any thoughts as to what I was doing wrong?

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