D780 settings for AF problem with black dog faces

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Re: D780 settings for AF problem with black dog faces
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AF systems tend to need a line of contrast between something light and something dark in order to be able to focus. Dark eyes in a dark face may not provide a sufficiently contrasty target to focus one. Try to place the AF point over the most contrasty part of the face.

Are you using your D780 in live view or are you shooting through the viewfinder? If the former, it will be using contrast-detect AF, which may be more prone to this problem than the phase-detect AF used in viewfinder shooting on a dSLR.

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