Nikon D2Xs Autofocusing Problems

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Smitty, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Smitty

    Smitty Guest

    I have a new Nikon D2Xs (since Nov 2006) with a number of prime and zoom
    lenses, all of them AF-D Nikkors.

    I'm concerned about AF focusing accuracy (as evidenced by less than sharp
    images) in a number of situations. I've eliminated concerns about static
    shooting situations (still subjects) by carefully shooting images in RAW
    format, single frame motor drive, Single-servo AF, aperture of f/8, a
    shutter speed much higher than necessary and have found I get exceptionally
    sharp images.

    Shooting action images - with either my 80-200 AF-D f/2.8 or my 300mm AF-D
    f/4 - has NOT produced reliably sharp images. In these situations I've also
    shot in RAW format, Continuous high speed motor drive, aperture of f/8, a
    shutter speed much higher than necessary, but set my AF at Continuous-Servo
    AF and Dynamic-area AF.

    Has anyone has a similar problem, or can anyone give me some solid
    suggestions?

    Many thanks!
     
    Smitty, Jan 26, 2007
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  2. Sigh. Yes, RTFM specifically. p.185 Custom Setting a1: AF-C Priority
    Selection. Since you haven't mentioned it the default setting allows the
    shutter to be released even when the camera is not focused.
     
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Jan 26, 2007
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  3. Smitty

    Smitty Guest

    RTFM? I don't know what this acronym means??


     
    Smitty, Jan 26, 2007
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    Ed Ruf Guest

    Ed Ruf, Jan 26, 2007
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  5. Smitty

    Smitty Guest

    Oh thanks. I've done that of course. And all the settings are correct.

    Thanks for the smart-ass reply.
     
    Smitty, Jan 26, 2007
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  6. Smitty

    Neil Ellwood Guest

    You really will have to stay in more.....:)
     
    Neil Ellwood, Jan 26, 2007
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  7. Let us see:

    - You don't appear to be a contributor to this group or the
    rec.photo.digital nor rec.photo.digital.slr-systems groups.

    -You don't appear to have looked for any relevant message threads such as
    the ongoing D200 focus thread where this is being discussed.

    - You left out any mention of the AF-C Mode Priority setting which can have
    a direct impact on your results.

    - You simply state, "shutter speed much higher than necessary" but give no
    real data or description for these "action images." So we have no way of
    knowing the actual situation, including something as simple as what was the
    implied subject motion? Were you panning or was the distance to the subject
    changing?

    - You make no mention of what actually the camera was focused on in these
    images. Did you check in the display or using Nikon Capture as to what the
    camera was actually focused on and was that in focus. It might not be what
    you consider to be the subject.

    So, if I'm a smartass, just what does that make you, a dumbass?
     
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Jan 27, 2007
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  8. Smitty

    Smitty Guest

    Just WHO the hell do you think you are to pass judgment on who ought to post
    here or not? Who appointed you God? Probably you.

    Read my post you dumb ****. I never said anything about a D200. My
    original post was about my D2Xs.

    And yes, you really are a dumb ****, not to mention a miserably sorry
    asshole. Pity on your wife or boyfriend.
     
    Smitty, Jan 27, 2007
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  9. Get a grip on your emotions Smitty, no where did I suggest you should not
    post here. I just pointed out why I made my original suggestion to RTFM on
    the specific camera settings regarding AF-C release priority given the
    sparsity of the info provided in your original post. Yet, you had to
    personally attack me by calling me names. If the play on words of your own
    name calling smartass/dumbass was above your level of comprehension, I
    apologize.
    Ah, so may we assume them you are an elitist, who has absolutely nothing to
    learn from this thread, even though it deals with Nikon AF-C mode with a
    lens that many would consider superior to the ones you mentioned in your
    OP? At the minimum it deals with the specific setting I mentioned in my
    original reply and which you did not mention in your OP.

    You might consider that while the Multi-CAM 1000 focus system of the D200
    is not the Multi-CAM 2000 of the D2Xs there may be similarities and in fact
    that the limitations of the Multi-CAM 2000 might be mirrored even more so
    in the Multi-CAM 1000 focus system of the D200. So you might actually be
    able to learn something from us poor peons who can't afford a D2Xs and own
    D200s.
    Ah the personal attack. What whit. You must be part of the Jeremy/Mopar
    lineage.

    Now, if you care to try and address your problem, you might answer some of
    the questions posed in my original reply. Or even do a simple test and see
    how AF-C does on a stationary subject, something else not mentioned in your
    OP.

    Or you can keep ranting and calling me names. It is your choice.
     
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Jan 28, 2007
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