Nikon D4 Analyzing your focus

Nikon D4, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM, Sigma 2x EX DG APO Autofocus Teleconverter, ISO 28735, ƒ/5.6, 1/2000


The largest issue I find with many photographer’s sports images is out of focus photos. If your focus point is on the subject it is most likely going to be in focus. How do you know where your focus point was when you are editing your images?

I have two software solutions for tracking my focus.

Nikon ViewNX 2 software is a great way to see where your focus point was when you shot your image.

In the software you just click on showing the Focus Point. I have shown you here all you need to do.

Once you have this you can see if your focus point was in the right place to be sure your subject is sharp and in focus.

I just discovered a new software plugin for Adobe Lightroom called Show Focus Points.   It is a Beta version and it if free, so if you don’t like it you have not wasted any money.

I do like the information that this gives to you that is missing in the Nikon Software.

The icons let you know more than just where you tracked for focusing.

I love the information that it gives you. It is a lot more detailed and helps me analyze what went wrong.

The only thing I don’t like is you cannot make this stay up and you just toggle between photos. I hope later on Lightroom incorporates this into upgrades.