Crazy FoCal readings on d3s @ number of different lenses...

Started Aug 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jarekn
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Re: FoCal is rubbish
In reply to Leonard Shepherd, Aug 7, 2012

Can you please stop assuming things! The photos have been taken using AF-C...

Leonard Shepherd wrote:

Thanks for the pictures - they help.

3 of the 4 pictures are definitely subjects where Nikon caution AF may not be reliable if aimed at the center of the image - eg page 100 D800 instructions or page 98 of the D3s instruction.
The fourth picture is not first class as an AF target.

2 of the subjects are moving toward the camera. All Nikon cameras come with instructions that say AF-S is for stationary subjects, and to use AF-C for moving subjects.

I suggest testing with better subjects, using AF-C if the subject is moving, before concluding the camera has a fault.
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