Another RX10 Mark 4 focus issue

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hwvlover Senior Member • Posts: 5,447
Another RX10 Mark 4 focus issue

Yesterday a nuthatch or two visited my garden feeders. I was at a distance of about ten feet from the birds.

I was using a medium speed burst, I think I was in Flexible Spot Small. (I chopped and changed the focus area a bit, also used Expand Flexible Spot). Steady Shot was on.

I shoot raw +jpeg so these are the SOOC fine jpegs.
The first image, my number DSC00303 was fine. I have also looked at the apparent point of focus.

The very next image in the burst sequence DSC00304 is another matter.

Best (or worst) looked at original size. The focus point has remained the same, the pics are probably 1/10th of a second apart and yet, in that time, the focus has gone from the bird's head.
Fortunately the raw from the first image scrubs up nicely in processing but something odd is going on. Perhaps my camera is starting to show its age and use.
Growing old is inevitable; growing up, however, is optional.
And I have opted out.

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