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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon 1 Cameras (Public) topic #3153
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bobgcupertino   Cupertino, US  Registered since 14th Jun 2013 Thu 01-Aug-13 11:40 PM
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"V1 Focusing"



I am trying to determine a set of focus mode/ focus area mode settings tp facilitate shooting moving targets, such as birds in flight, seals swimming, people walking or running, etc.

It seems futile to use subject tracking because that requires I get the animal or person's head framed in the target area, and with eiither single area or auto area, that seems unlikely. With auto area, I don't know for sure if the focus area that is being tracked is the one with my subject in it. With single area, I need to press OK, then get the subject into the area, and press OK again, a lot to do in the space on 1 or 2 seconds.

Can someone set me straight? Should I just use auto area and AF-C and hope for the best?

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nwcs Silver Member Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography   Knoxville, US  Nikonian since 15th Jan 2006 Fri 02-Aug-13 02:04 PM
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For me, I found that using single area AF-C gets me the best overall results with moving subjects with my V1. Dynamic area/auto area seems to like to select things I'm not interested in when they are moving quickly. And with the 30-110 lens a lot of things are potentially in focus to fool the tracking. So I ended up focusing first and then moving to catch it. And if the subject is moving fast enough I use electronic shutter and fire off a bunch of shots to get the one I want.

  

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bobgcupertino   Cupertino, US  Registered since 14th Jun 2013 Fri 02-Aug-13 09:05 PM
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>For me, I found that using single area AF-C gets me the best
>overall results with moving subjects with my V1. Dynamic
>area/auto area seems to like to select things I'm not
>interested in when they are moving quickly. And with the
>30-110 lens a lot of things are potentially in focus to fool
>the tracking. So I ended up focusing first and then moving to
>catch it. And if the subject is moving fast enough I use
>electronic shutter and fire off a bunch of shots to get the
>one I want.
Thanks, and this sounds like a plan... I'll try it asson as somethng moves near me and my V1.

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