Struggling with D7100

Started Feb 9, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: Struggling with D7100
In reply to JK5700, Feb 9, 2014

Found the camera, D7100, more demanding than my D90 in terms of technique with the same lenses. So I took some time, a 1/2 day and worked with my lenses especially my 80-200, controlled breathing, kept elbows, etc. The other thing I did was started using single point AF when I could and set the AE-L/AF-L button to AF-ON meaning I separated my AF and shutter actuation. Use the control dial to move the point to where I want. Use AF-ON all the time now regardless of AF-A/C/3D or number of focus points. The D7100 does have a weakness in tracking along the edges, with cross type sensors all concentrated in the center. Once I did/learned these few things was back to my keeper rate as with my D90 rapidly. Meaning there was no technical flaw with the shot. Many other issues that make me unhappy, like composition but thats my fault.

Have to say I am still experimenting with some things like ISO, where I pushed the ISO to 2500 with the D7100 and did not like the noise. Easy enough to cure with NX2, but still in learning curve.

Suggest you try AF-ON with single point where appropriate and see if that helps.

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