Problem w/ 16-85 autofocus- input pls?

Started Nov 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Leonard Shepherd
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Re: Problem w/ 16-85 autofocus- input pls?

Links to images often help

The Nikon 16-35 comes with a warning in camera AF is more likely to mis focus at extreme wide angles than with longer focal lengths with fine detail and small object subjects - and to be prepared to use manual focus more often.

If the focus problem is mainly with distant low contrast scenes the lens may be good and the problem could be subjects outside the camera body accurate AF ability.

If you are using focus lock or manual focus at say 85 mm because it is easier to focus good and then zooming to 16 mm - often this does not work well

Most zooms are slightly vari focus and focus changes each time you alter the zoom setting, making it better to focus after zooming rather than before.

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