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    I have gone to shooting continuous with my 7100

    I have been using my 16-85 lens. I don't think I'm getting good focus when I shoot stationary subjects. I was hoping I could leave the setting on continuous but maybe I have to go to auto when I shoot still pictures. What do you people think! Paul


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    Re: I have gone to shooting continuous with my 7100

    Need to see some examples to judge. Perhaps you need to fine tune the focus on this lens.
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    Re: I have gone to shooting continuous with my 7100

    I have gone to shooting continuous with my 7100
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    Last edited by tea2085; 08-07-2017 at 03:01 AM. Reason: focus
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    Re: I have gone to shooting continuous with my 7100

    Brent=thanks for the reply. This picture , although not a still life, demonstrates the focus problem. Paul
    Camera -D7100------ Lenses- Nikkor 35mm F/1.8G, Nikkor 70-300mm F/4-5-5.6G ED VR, Tokina 12-28 F/4 and Nikkor 16-85 VR.

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    Re: I have gone to shooting continuous with my 7100

    Quote Originally Posted by tea2085 View Post
    I have gone to shooting continuous with my 7100-003-2.jpg
    Well it's hard to be certain from that tiny .jpg but it appears to me that shot is a blurry mess. The EXIF data looks good: 85mm, f/5.6 @ 1/1250 and yet nothing appears to me to be in focus. Are a lot of your shots looking like the one you posted? Where was the focus-point when you took the shot? Did you confirm the camera had obtained a focus-lock?
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    Re: I have gone to shooting continuous with my 7100

    For wildlife i use AFC all the time, mainly because i want to be ready for the next subject,I use single point but my back button is set to bring in a small cluster of center points just with a press,again for speed.
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    Re: I have gone to shooting continuous with my 7100

    Fish; What do you mean by this? Did you confirm the camera had obtained a focus lock? When I shoot ( always use back focus) the round dot goes off and on-so when I activate the shutter, I don't know the position of the focus dot. The focus point was right below the chin. Thanks for the reply! Paul
    Camera -D7100------ Lenses- Nikkor 35mm F/1.8G, Nikkor 70-300mm F/4-5-5.6G ED VR, Tokina 12-28 F/4 and Nikkor 16-85 VR.

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    Re: I have gone to shooting continuous with my 7100

    Hi Paul,

    Steve Perry published a really good and comprehensive guide to focusing on pretty much Nikon body (https://backcountrygallery.com/secre...ofocus-system/). It explains focus lock and the different focusing options. An e-book priced at 15 bucks, I think it's more than worth having.
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    Re: I have gone to shooting continuous with my 7100

    Quote Originally Posted by tea2085 View Post
    Fish; What do you mean by this? Did you confirm the camera had obtained a focus lock? When I shoot ( always use back focus) the round dot goes off and on-so when I activate the shutter, I don't know the position of the focus dot. The focus point was right below the chin. Thanks for the reply! Paul
    Well that round dot is the Focus Lock Indicator; if it's not illuminated when you take the shot then the camera is not at focus-lock and the shot may not be in focus.

    In short, I'm just trying to figure out how your shot is SO out of focus based on the settings I see in the EXIF data. It looks like motion blur to me but you were shooting plenty fast enough for the focal length you were using so I'm thinking something else must be at fault. I'm wondering if the lens was actively hunting for a focus-lock when you pressed the shutter button.
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    Re: I have gone to shooting continuous with my 7100

    By shooting continuous, I assume you mean AF-C mode. If so, one has to ask, why are you shooting stationary or near stationary subjects in AF-C mode. That is exactly what AF-S mode is meant for. I would select that mode over the Auto mode all day long.

    For a description of these modes, see below (from Thom Hogan's complete guide:

    • AF C Continuous Servo autofocus—when you press or partially press the shutter release the camera focuses the lens. On a full shutter release press, the shutter normally opens for the picture even if focus has not yet been achieved (with Custom Setting #A1 set to its default). If the = Focus Confirmation indicator shows in the viewfinder with the shutter release held partway down, focus follows the subject until you fully press or let go of the shutter release.
    • AF S Single Servo autofocus—when you press or partially press the shutter release the camera focuses the lens. On a full shutter release press, the shutter normally does not operate until focus has been achieved (if Custom Setting #A2 is set to the default).
    • AF A Auto Servo autofocus—when you press or partially press the shutter release the camera initially works as if AF S is active. However, if after a moment the camera detects that the subject is moving, it switches to AF C! While it at first sounds as if this is the best of all worlds—the camera is doing the decision making here—in practice it tends to just make you more and more frustrated the longer you hold onto using it. I suggest that you consider starting with this as your choice (it’s the default), but the pause before detecting motion is a killer for precise timing of shots. Eventually you want to be in AF S for static subjects, AF C for moving subjects. Since you can switch between those choices without taking your eye from the viewfinder, learn how to do it and work at mastering the camera rather than letting it make choices for you.
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