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D3S Q? about BB Focus, and the Release mode.......

blw

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"RE: D3S Q? about BB Focus, and the Release mode......."

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Sat 13-Apr-13 11:35 AM

It's actually quite simple. Set it up as above. In the field, press the AF-ON button when you need it to be focusing, and release it when you want it to NOT focus.

For example, if you're shooting baseball from behind the home plate screen - say, the pitcher. You know where he's going to be, and if you're not RIGHT against the screen, you may get some interference. So AF-ON aiming at the pitcher and lock on. Now let go of it. Release the shutter as necessary. Let's say you're shooting a bird in a tree; there are lots of messy branches around. AF-ON to get focus. Unfortunately the AF gets branches instead. Let go of AF-ON, grab the AFS/HSM focusing ring and twist until the bird is in focus. Release the shutter. Different scenario: shooting vintage race cars, panning as they round a corner generally toward you. Press AF-ON as they start to come into range, hold AF-ON, release the shutter several times, release AF-ON.

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