Struggling with new AF-S 80-400mm

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Struggling with new AF-S 80-400mm
May 21, 2013

I got the lens new just last weekend to use mainly for birding. I have not had much success with it so far though.

The image below is a fairly typical result I got from an afternoon at a reserve. I'm not sure where the point of focus is at all. According to View NX 2 it's on the nearest wing of the bird. That is where it should be, but there does not seem to be any point in the frame that is sharp. It's a jpeg out of camera, VR normal & no PP.

Early days yet, hopefully I will find out where I'm going wrong.

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