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Problem shooting portrait

Hi all. I've been having a particular problem shooting with my Nikon D80. Often when I hold the camera to take a shot in portrait orientation (I'm talking about the way I'm holding the camera, not the portrait mode setting) it will not take the shot unless I tilt the camera back to landscape orientation. The focus locks in & everything seems to be in order, but it won't shoot. Has anyone else had this problem?

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  • KarlR Apr 07, 2008

    Thanks Darren. I'll give that a go & get back to you as to whether it fixes the problem.

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That's just the quirky autofocus of the d80. Try tilting the camera diagonally to focus and tilting back up to shoot.
Unfortunately, autofocus issues like those are the difference between a d80 and a d200/d300 :/

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