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Is Focus and Recompose a reality?


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lovemy8514 Registered since 05th Oct 2007
Thu 27-Sep-12 09:26 PM | edited Thu 27-Sep-12 09:28 PM by lovemy8514

I'm currently a D300 user, and for a few specific reasons I'm considering moving to the D600. The improved ISO performance, dynamic range, resolution, video and the fact that I have FX lenses already is pushing me there. The only concern going from the D300 is the relatively tight grouping of focus points on the D600.

I keep reading about having to focus and then recompose, which obviously introduces some forus error, especially at large apertures with thin DOF.

I rarely have to focus and recompose on my D300 with 51 points and the DX sensor, and this is the root of my concern. I will be taking a lot of portraits of my children as well as friends and other family members.

Is it as bad as the Internet makes it sound? I haven't read that this is an issue with the D800, and there are only 12 extra points over the D600. Are 12 more points enough to make this a non-issue on the D800?

It's probably too early to get a lot of feedback on this issue, but wanted to at least ask. Thanks for any input!

Edit: After posting, I see a similar post alreaqdy exists under an alternative title. Moderators, if you can delete this thread feel free.

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