>>In this case, you may have had one additional >complication, >>which is the large amount of water in the frame - it's all >at >>a different focus distance, and in this particular case >the >>fact that the D800 is really fast reacting might be >working >>against you. The focus tracking lock recommendation is >>appropriate for this reason. > >I know a pro who shoots swimming meets. He once told me it >was a challenge getting properly exposed shots of the >swimmers' face if they were swimming directly towards him. >The splashing water in front of the swimmers would draw the >focus off.
Interesting. I took a few thousand frames of college water polo this spring and the D8000 worked like a champ. Visit my web page for examples.