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Auto Focus Help - LINK to the RAW Files

wesmannmsu

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wesmannmsu Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Mar 2011
Mon 28-Mar-11 04:30 AM

As some have seen in my last post, i am having auto focus issues..

First let me say Thanks! I really appreciate the help. Trust me, i WANT this to be a user error, so i can figure out how to get better. AND all the advice is appreciated.

I really do love my camera... just not my pictures (yet)

PLEASE read all of the post, thanks!

1.) A3 = OFF in all photos

2.) Capture NX2 Focal Points Shown here

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3.) all EXIF data is via EXIFTOOL

DOG..

Some say the Grass behind the dog is what was targeted, and the focal point is right where they say, but if that is in focus.. i need a refund on my lasik. (link to the RAW/NEF)

https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B3NVrviAhwmxZGEyODAxOTYtYzhiZS00ZjU5LTgwNWYtMzkzYmZiMTJjOGQw&hl=en
DOG.

The Dog was no more then 2 meters away (maybe 3)
Focus Distance : 5.62 m
Circle Of Confusion : 0.020 mm
Depth Of Field : 2.42 m (4.66 - 7.09)
Field Of View : 25.8 deg (2.57 m)
Focal Length : 52.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 78.0 mm)
Hyperfocal Distance : 27.00 m
Light Value : 13.6

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My Son Skating

Apparently the camera's focus point is on the white ice under his right arm (left side from this view), what it could have locked onto back there i don't know (white field).. when the kid is in the WHOLE frame.

Raw File
https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B3NVrviAhwmxOTgwN2JhNDYtYTlmYS00Y2ViLTk1OGItNDRlNzdmYmQyZDAw&hl=en

again, he couldn't have been more than 15-20 feet away, not the 6m it suggests. 50mm prime lens used here

Focal Length : 50.4 mm
Focus Distance : 5.96 m
Depth Of Field : 1.02 m (5.49 - 6.51)
Field Of View : 26.8 deg (2.84 m)
Focal Length : 50.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 75.0 mm)
Hyperfocal Distance : 69.34 m
Light Value : 8.3
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Last Picture, is my son at the rail.. I am sure that he wasnt 3m away, but from this image, his right hand looks ALMOST in focus, but not the left, and the Jacket (the apparently focal point) is also soft, like its at the edge of the Depth of Field. same with the face.

Raw File
https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B3NVrviAhwmxMGU5YjU4YmYtNDk1Ni00MjhmLWFjODctOWVlZjBiYmVhODcw&hl=en

Focus Distance : 2.99 m
Circle Of Confusion : 0.020 mm
Depth Of Field : 0.25 m (2.86 - 3.12)
Field Of View : 26.6 deg (1.41 m)
Focal Length : 50.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 75.0 mm)
Hyperfocal Distance : 69.34 m
Light Value : 7.0

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Thanks again!

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