real world focusing: D600 vs D7100

Started May 10, 2013 | Questions thread
amobi Veteran Member • Posts: 3,113
Re: real world focusing: D600 vs D7100

hiro_pro wrote:

I currently have a d7000 and it is a good camera. the main problem i am having with it is focus accuracy.  i find that indoors and in low light situations i start to get a lot of focus misses.  i have seen the camera miss the person 20 feet away and focus perfectly on the wall 10 feet behind them.  this is especially true at longer ranges and when shooting between f1.4 and 2.8.  i generally use the center focus at its tightest setting.  i press the shutter half way down to focus, recompose and shoot.  this works most of the time but not enough.  i have learned a bunch of tricks that help like aim at a high contrast point on the person (i.e. the line between a white shirt and black jacket) instead of the eyes but i am getting to the point where i would rather have a camera that works better.

so now i am thinking about the d600 or he d7100.  we have all read that the d7100 has a better focus system or at least on paper.  i am wondering if anyone has any real world experience focusing the two cameras particularly on moving subjects and can give me a recommendation.

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tamron 17-50 2.8, sigma 70-200 2.8

sigma 30 1.4, nikon 50 1.4 & 85 1.8

I will perform AF tuning on the lenses before switching camera. My D7100 failed me badly with my 16-35fVR f4. About 85% of images taken with my 16-35 were oof but I won't blame the D7100 yet until I perform AF turning.

I'm waiting on Rekial Focal to support D7100.

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