Question about Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-200mm Lens

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Re: poor focus problem

Hi,
Thanks so much for offering to help with my problem. I use a EX DG Sigma lens, and the lens is in the AF setting and the camera is in the AF setting. I have shot at 1/500 and still have a 'soft' feel to the photos. Anything you can suggest will be appreciated!
usandy@aol.com

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Are you using a DX lens. Do you know if you have the camera's auto focus set to AF (auto focus) or M (manual)? There are many things that effect the focus and as an added note, any shots over 1/60 shutter speed in normal light should be in focus without the need of a tripod.

I shoot a D80 and a D70 and I have excellent results and very clear pictures, I'd be will to bet that either your lens is incompatible with the camera or it's just a setting. I'd be happy to help if you could give more info to your settings.

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Usandy,
You can set the focal point by toggling the menu switch (you can see it moving around into different locations as it "wraps" around the viewfinder, now depending on your f-stop the area that is not in focus will be soft, you can also experiment with the autofocus lock on you subject and evn try amnually focusing on your subjects.
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