Having problems with your Nikon D200 Body Only Digital Camera ?

Focus On My Subject

\015 When I am photographing a group people and my center focal point is target on the center of my subject my background is sharper than my foreground. I am shooting with a Nikon D200 body and a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 17-55mm 1:8 Lens. The lens is a great lens for shooting Buildings objects with no back ground. But when you put a subject in front of a building fro example, you will notice that the background is shparper. Is there any adjustment that can be made to correct this problem?Thanks John W. Bynum Jr.\015

Answers :

Hi John,\015\012
\015\012I believe your 17-55mm back focuses. I have the same thing happened with my 28-70mm lens. You can check using the attacked focus test charts. Link: http://focustestchart.com/focus21.pdf\015\012You need a tripod to complete the tests. \015\012
\015\012Another solution is what I had done was to send both the lens and lens to Nikon for calibration. The D200 does not have the lens fine tuning option as part of the firmware/menu. \015\012
\015\012I hope this helps,\015\012
Change your metering mode to spot metering. Focus on your subject with half-press of shutter button...hold that press while you re-compose the picture and press the rest of the way. See if you get better results.
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