Nikkor 80-400 f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Focusing Issue

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BradD7200 New Member • Posts: 2
Nikkor 80-400 f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Focusing Issue

I am using a Nikon D7200 paired with the Nikkor 80-400 f/4.5-5.6G ED VR. I am getting sharp images when shooting with the Focus Limit Switch on the lense in the Full position for subjects under 19.69 feet. If i back up to much more than 20 feet and switch the lense to ∞–6 m for over 19.69 feet the images are not in focus. Have tried this on 2 different D7200 bodies with the same results. Not sure if there is a setting or switch I may have in the wrong position. Tried using spot/centre-weighted/& Matrix. I almost always shoot in AF-C doing to shooting owls; raptors and birds.

Lense switches I have verified are:

(1) Focus Mode Switch: A/m

(2) The Focus Limit Switch: ∞–6 m

(3) Vibration Reduction ON/OFF Switch: VR On

(4) Vibration Reduction Mode Switch: Active

(5) Lock: Unlocked

* Body is set to AF.

I uploaded 2 images, not the same subject but the deer was taken with lense in Full position. Bird was taken with lense switch in ∞–6 m due to distance. Images are directly from camera; unedited except for a crop so can be accepted for upload. By looking at the deer photo the camera is working fine.

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