how can the NEX auto-focus miss these shots?

Started Feb 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: how can the NEX auto-focus miss these shots?

Manny316 wrote:

Sir Punk wrote:

I know the photographer makes a difference but I am getting annoyed with my nex 5R because sometimes it misses good shots where autofocus and the subject in question shouldn't be trivial to figure out it should be in focus. I don't always or want to change the focus point because sometimes there is just no time and it should be evident. Look here... what do you guys think? I had face detection on (regist faces) but I have no faces registered, regardless, why is it focusing on everything else but the subject in the center. I have multi-area focus mode. Is there a setting I am missing somewhere?

this looks to be in better focus until you look at it closer or in full screen

I feel your pain. I tried using the Sel 50mm 1.8 for indoor basketball once. I used center focus point and even for stationary moments the Auto-focus was atrocious. Let's just say I went back to using manual focus lenses for sports.

Center auto-focus on the players chest

. Camera focused on the coach instead.

You could try it again, this time using Sports Action mode.

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