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Old Sep 10, 2008, 1:49 PM   #1
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I use a Nikon D80 for my son's ball games, and I have been noticing a few bursts out of focus. I am probably using the focus tracking incorrectly or panning ahead or behind the subject? Esteemed enthusiasts, can you help??
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Hi Angel L., Looking at the sequence you appear to have the subject in focus! for#'s 1-4 ok & #'s 5 & 6 have back focused, (the banner behind the player is sharp), looking at the EXIF all data stays constant so it's not a Lens/ crop issue. Do you use thesingle area AF? (ie only the middle focusing square in the viewfinder)?. If so i would say you inadvertently moved the centralfocus area beyond the player!(easy to do if the % of circle is set toolow in your camera settings!,(my center weight area is set at 10%), If you used the Dynamic-area AF, was the focusing "area" chosen on the subject? or could you have moved the focus area by accidentally knocking the command dial? If you could check the settings etc maybe we can narrow the problem down!. Kind regards Graham.
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Thanks for the suggestion


I have never experimented with area AF, so not sure what the camera was doing. I only made sure it was on AF-C.
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