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  1. #11
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    Re: 3300 out of focus?

    @tea2085 You may be too close to your subject to achieve focus. Your lenses have a minimum focus distance.


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  2. #12
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    Re: 3300 out of focus?

    I agree with cwgrizz and Horoscope, the Nikon's also have a focus "Beep" you can turn on so that you have audible confirmation that you are in focus
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  3. #13
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    Re: 3300 out of focus?

    HF, I think you may have missed one word in this: "if that dot is clearly lit, you do NOT have correct focus."

    I think you meant, if that dot is NOT clearly lit, you do NOT have correct focus.




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  4. #14
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    Re: 3300 out of focus?

    Quote Originally Posted by cwgrizz View Post
    HF, I think you may have missed one word in this: "if that dot is clearly lit, you do NOT have correct focus."

    I think you meant, if that dot is NOT clearly lit, you do NOT have correct focus.
    Thank you for catching that.
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  5. #15
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    Re: 3300 out of focus?

    Fish,
    The focus dot is not showing up. Recently I was playing with the ISO settings, Is it possible I screwed something up? Paul I added some pictures-also.
    Last edited by tea2085; 05-06-2015 at 06:52 PM.

  6. #16
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    Re: 3300 out of focus?

    Quote Originally Posted by tea2085 View Post
    Fish,
    The focus dot is not showing up. Recently I was playing with the ISO settings, Is it possible I screwed something up? Paul
    Put your Mode Dial on the green "Auto" setting; then nothing else like ISO really matters because the camera will take control of that sort of thing. If you're in full daylight and using a relatively wide aperture, say, f/4 you should be able to get focus confirmation on SOMETHING. Try taking a photo of something across the street for instance, not two feet in front of you. If you STILL don't see the focus confirmation dot, we need to know that.
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  7. #17
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    Re: 3300 out of focus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    Put your Mode Dial on the green "Auto" setting; then nothing else like ISO really matters because the camera will take control of that sort of thing. If you're in full daylight and using a relatively wide aperture, say, f/4 you should be able to get focus confirmation on SOMETHING. Try taking a photo of something across the street for instance, not two feet in front of you. If you STILL don't see the focus confirmation dot, we need to know that.
    Fish in Auto on the 3300 (dont know if you can on other bodies) you can still change the focus from AF-A and MF)

    So Tea, in the bottom left of the screen make sure you have selected it as AF-A
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  8. #18
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    Re: 3300 out of focus?

    Wow-it is on manual focus. I just went through the settings- how do you change it to AF? Paul

  9. #19
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    Re: 3300 out of focus?

    When you have the back of the camera on as if you are going to take a pic, press the I button (Bottom button on the left of the camera), then use the directional dial to scroll to the one at the bottom, press OK and it will give you an option to change it from MF to AF-A
    Nikon D500 WOHOO !!
    Nikon D7100 + Grip
    Sigma 24-70 2.8
    Sigma 70-200 2.8
    Nikon 50mm 1.8g

    Meike Macro Extension Tubes

    Godox AD600BM Strobe
    Godox TT600 HSS Flash
    Godox X1TN Trigger
    4 x Yongnuo YN560 IV
    1 x YN560 TX Flash Controller
    Studio Backdrop, Softboxes and reflectors

  10. #20
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    Re: 3300 out of focus?

    Daz, we're almost there- my directional dial is only letting me toggle between raw and auto flash-can;t get to MF. Boy, am I dumb.





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