Finally A Decision..

Discussion in 'Nikon DSLR Forum' started by pniev, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    I have been going back and forth for weeks (months?) about replacing my Fuji X-T1 by a Nikon FF camera. Ray Sachs has been very helpful in making my mind. So my walkaround camera (X100T) is accompanied as of yesterday by a Nikon FF camera. I almost bought the Df but opted eventually for the D750.

    I won't bore you with all details, but just wanted to say "Hello Again" and to share my first photo taken with the D750. Unfortunately focus is not on the eyes: I did not know how to change the 9-point AF when I took the shot ;-)

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  2. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    I'm clumsy with focus selection - I just half press to lock & then move the camera to frame (That could explain a lot )
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  3. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

    Nov 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I always find it hard to focus on eyes with glasses. The frames always provide a clearer target for autofocus than the eyes.
    Not sure if any of the current "eye-detect-autofocus" algorithms deal with that problem better?

    P.S. Oh and Congrats on the new camera! :)
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  4. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Thank you! I was just lazy. I did not want to look up how I could select the single focus point instead of the 9-point AF points. Indeed, eye-detection AF with glasses is a challenge for cameras.
  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Congrats on the D750 - it's a great camera that I'm sure you'll put lots of good miles on. And that's a great informal portrait, even if the focus isn't perfectly on the eye. That's one of those rules that's good to have, but it's ok to break sometimes too...

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  6. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    congrats, and i like the picture. no need to always focus on the eyes--or to always do anything!
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  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    Welcome back Peter and enjoy your new gear.
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  8. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    I am looking forward to see you having fun with your new gear! :)
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