D800 Firmware Update Focus Improvement!

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
GroWeb
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Re: Another example of misfocus
In reply to m_appeal, Apr 4, 2013

m_appeal wrote:

Focus point was clearly positioned on the eyebrow, yet the camera chose to on the eyeglasses...

Did you take these shots in AF-C rather than AF-S focusing mode? Some people -- myself included -- have found in AF-C (even in single point mode, and definitely in a dynamic area mode), that if the camera does not find the target under the selected AF sensor to be sufficiently contrasty, and perceives that there is a better, more contrasty target under a neighbouring focus sensor, it will use that sensor rather than the one you selected.

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