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Some ISO 6400 night football

jbloom

Wethersfield, US
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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004
Sat 06-Nov-10 09:45 AM

Tom,

AF was set to AF-C, release priority, 9-point dynamic-area with the center point selected. Custom setting a3 (focus tracking with lock on) was set to Normal.

I'm not sure what you mean by an "af-on workaround."

The 6 fps bursts were plenty for what I was shooting. I really don't rely on the burst mode to catch a fast-action moment. Even the 9 fps of the D3 won't guarantee ball-on-bat.

Yes, I was shooting the 120-300 handheld. Not something I recommend; the 120-300 is a heavy lens. (My monopod was occupied by the D3 and 400 f/2.8, otherwise I would have used that.) AF of the 120-300 isn't as smooth as that of the 70-200, but it's accurate and works well. Yes, it does feel a little funny to have such a small body on the end of a big lens.

-- Jon
Wethersfield, CT, USA
Connecticut High School Sports Photos

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