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Auto focus problems

Help!I have been doing photography for 22 years and last year ,slowly began the transition to digital. I have a nikon D- 100 and have continuly have problems with the auto focus.I have tried several combos of different modes and settings , my last wedding was june 12 and I can not trust the autofocus any more so I focused manuly.It has really been frustrating for me. Hope someone can help me. It could be a problem with the camera or the flash, I have sb 80 flash

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Generally, a Nikon AF body - lens needs something of contrast to focus on (i.e., the tux of a groom) and with a white wedding dress, the autofocus tends to go 'nuts.' You could pick a spot (a pew) to focus on and then turn AF off: during the walk-down-the-asle, just shoot when the person hits that spot. In a less-than-bright church, maybe your eyes and digital are not a prime match. You could return to a film camera -- the F100 does well in lower light.

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