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Kemo53

Tampa, US
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Kemo53 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Apr 2014
Fri 27-Jun-14 11:48 AM

I am constantly in search of pin point accuracy at distance and have spent an embarrassing amount of hours reviewing photos that absolutely nail it. My question is simple; how ?
If a bird/sportsman/animal etc is 200 or 300 yards away and I am correctly focusing on the head, with appropriate settings and lighting, I can often barely see the eyes... let alone focus on them. In other words, the subject is focused correctly but at a distance that makes it (for me anyway) impossible to tell precisely where the focus is. After crop, or experimenting in PP, I often find the focus was on the hair or neck or wherever. The photo is good... but not great.
I typically use a Sigma 18-250 and like it, but the question is more general in nature. Am I doing something wrong or just nit-picky ? Thanks

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