I'm getting ready to shoot a few hundred exposures. They're for publicity for an amateur theater group. I'll be shooting the dress rehearsal. (Relatively) lots of light & freedom to move around.
I'm considering using AF-C mode. Where do you guys draw the line between using AF-S and AF-C for something like this? Yes, there's movement, but it's not fast, like a sports event, or a bird in flight. But there IS movement.
When I used a mix of AF-S and -C for some shots of a college chem lecturer who frequently got animated during his classes, AF-C seemed to nail the focus more often. (I use the rear AF buttons, instead of the shutter release halfway down... and I'm using 70-200 and 300/2.8 lenses wide open.)
Should I just use the AF-ON button to START AF-C...and predictive focusing will keep trying til I release the shutter? Or do I keep pressing the AF-ON button until I release the shutter? (I'm confused because I've seen posts that say both.)
Thanks for all responses, and thanks for the education.