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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #8556
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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community   Atlanta, US  Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005 Thu 01-Aug-13 08:37 PM
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Thu 01-Aug-13 08:40 PM by ericbowles


3D tracking could be a bit of a problem, but most likely it does not make any difference. 3D tracking is for situations when a subject is moving toward the camera - for example, your girlfriend walking, running, or biking toward you. It tracks the subject as it moves toward you.

Single point AF is quite precise - it does not guess what the intended subject is and where you should focus. That being said, the dynamic focus modes are also good if you have a moving subject that is hard to track. Use the smallest number of focus points that allows you to keep the indicator on the subject. If you are struggling to keep the indicator on the subject, 9 point Dynamic is a good option. If you struggle to get the subject in the frame - you can use all the AF points. In all cases, only the focus point you intend to use is highlighted.


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