Settings - *AF-C *21 AF points (depends on action but mostly set at 21pts for best keeper) *A3 Normal (easy to move for situation) *Frames Per Second FPS - I keep it on 10. I believe in the book Nikon cautions about 11fps due to missing focus. *Firmware - I updated today so waiting to see how that works. *Central focusing point locked. *Matrix metering - Most all the time. I desided to learn one real good long ago and I am glad I did. *Fine tune / micro adjust camera with lens along with any extenders. This is a must. I can't stress this enough after learning the hard way.