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    Default front focusing? HELP!!!

    Can anyone tell me if this is front focusing?
    Camera setup: D200 w 50mm f/1.8 lens on tripod with focus locked on the letter "B"(center of pic).
    Confirm "B" in focus as seem thru viewfinder!

    1. Taken @f/1.8


    2. Taken @ f/2.8


    3. Taken @ f/4


    4. Taken @ f/5.6


    Seems like @f5.6, the letter "B" then comes into focus...
    Can some1 enlighten...
    Last edited by rexlim; 18th December 2006 at 06:14 PM.

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    Default Re: front focusing? HELP!!!

    This isn't a good test. The focus point sensor is much larger than the 'B' and I would think that it could easily have focused on any of the letters within the sensor area, but most probably the ones in front.

    If you want to do a focus test, you can perhaps do a search for D70 focus test chart and you'll be able to find a site with a downloadable focus test chart

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry View Post
    This isn't a good test. The focus point sensor is much larger than the 'B' and I would think that it could easily have focused on any of the letters within the sensor area, but most probably the ones in front.

    If you want to do a focus test, you can perhaps do a search for D70 focus test chart and you'll be able to find a site with a downloadable focus test chart
    This is a cropped image already.
    Focus point is directly on the letter "B" like this ==> [B]

    I cropped it to show the image more obvious, else it'll be too small...

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    Default Re: front focusing? HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rexlim View Post
    This is a cropped image already.
    Focus point is directly on the letter "B" like this ==> [B]

    I cropped it to show the image more obvious, else it'll be too small...
    The letter "B" is already too small to be the only letter inside the focus point in the above images - if they are cropped images, then the "B" is even smaller.

    Also, take note that the focus sensor area is larger than that indicated on the focus brackets in the viewfinder.

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    Default Re: front focusing? HELP!!!

    Btw, did you use closest subject focusing priority? If so, this may void this test
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