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burchan

Sydney, AU
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burchan Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2012
Mon 19-Aug-13 11:06 PM

I am new to D800 having used D7000. Do not have much in FX lenses except 50mm f1.8D and 300f4. Also tried 10-24 DX usable from 15mm in FX mode. We had overseas visitors and I had opportunity to put to good use both cameras. Just as well because lot of my D800 images are not focused. D800 has reputation for good focus system so I need advice on what am I doing wrong. I must admit that I do not have good understanding of how system works and will need to study it more. I do notice that D800 Focus mode selector does not have option for Auto number of points selection as with D7000 but only in Constant mode. With D7000 I set Auto Dynamic 21 points and all images are in focus. I also use single focus point and get good result. With D800 I used AF-S Auto with OK results, AF-S single with lot of out of focus images and AF-C Dynamic with poor focus and focus point in the wrong place of missing. I do see sharp image in viewfinder but results are not what I was getting. Could it be the lens I am using? or the settings. I do like the camera and I know that I will overcome this issue. I am at the moment trying to decide on what lenses to buy.

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