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Z50 Learning Curve Update

jimray jimray

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jimray Gold Member Nikonian since 12th Jul 2009
Fri 21-May-21 06:27 PM
I think I'm getting close to understanding the Z autofocus system, but I'm not close to mastering it. After three days of shooting and good advice from Nikonians, I've found settings that result in some crisp shots of moving things. The keeper rate is still low, but I'm now getting some fairly sharp images with these settings:
Wide area AF (S)
Focus Mode AF-C
Metering (center weighted).
Aperture, wide open,
Shutter 1000 or faster.
These shots of crows chasing another crow (lots of loud cawing) impressed me because they were grab shots and the birds weren't very close. The other image is a towhee that took off faster than I can move.
These aren't great images, but they tell me I'm getting closer. Thanks Nikonians for all the help.

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