D7000 is horrible at soccer pictures

Started Nov 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
evan47
evan47 Senior Member • Posts: 1,440
Re: D7000 is horrible at soccer pictures
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photoisfun wrote:

Just recently purchased a D7000 as a backup to a backup and took it out to a few soccer games and the focus is HORRRIBLE. It rear focuses about 70% of the time. I've tried all focus options, but mainly AF-C w/ either Auto or single point focus and still get the same horrible results.

There was a review on YouTube that someone recently did comparing the D7000 and the Canon 70D and he had a similiar result, but his was better than mine. I'm only able to get 30% keepers at most. The lens I mainly use is Nikon 70-200 2.8 VRII. I tried it at 2.8 and 4.0 and still the same results. Is this a known problems with the Nikon D7000?

Before I sell this thing, I reset the camera by pressing the green buttons, turning on the camera, and turning it off after the "blink" on the info screen. I hope this works because this camera seems to focus worse than my old D90.

I did not post samples because it's self explanatory. Rear focus with subject handling ball, the focus will catch the rear backgrounds (buildings, fence, people, etc.).

try setting it to af-s, single point, focus priority.

most d7000 focus issues are user error with the camera at default settings.

read the manual and practice your technique.

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