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Mar 1, 2012 12:07:28   #
tinusbum Loc: east texas
male and female.i am having trouble getting a good focus on my new nikon d5100 but i had trouble with my d70 too.i guess its just me.tom

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Mar 1, 2012 17:46:15   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
tinusbum wrote:
male and female. i am having trouble getting a good focus on my new Nikon D5100 but i had trouble with my d70 too. i guess its just me.tom
From your MegaData: D5100 at ISO 1800, with 150-mm lens, 1/500-sec at f/5.6, metering mode: Matrix.

I suggest that you try Auto-Focus, and set your camera to single SPOT focus, dead center in field-of-view. f/5.6 is narrow DOF, so bump aperture to f/8, and drop shutter duration to 1/250-sec to keep same exposure. I do not understand "Matrix metering". Must be an exposure mode. Try "A" for Aperture priority at f/8, 1/250-sec to replicate current exposures.

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Mar 1, 2012 18:33:45   #
tinusbum Loc: east texas
thanks,i will try those settings tomorrow.i'll try auto focus but it never seems to work so i'll probably go back to manual focus.tom

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